oil on canvas on hardboard
40.6 x 60.3 cm board; 55.8 x 76.1 x 7.0 cm frame
Signature & date
Signed u.r. corner, dark blue oil "O'BRIEN". Not dated.
Not on display
© Estate of Justin O'Brien
Where the work was made
Shown in 6 exhibitions
Inaugural Exhibition by the Merioola Group of Sydney (1947):
Exhibition of oils and drawings by Justin O'Brien (1947), David Jones' Art Gallery, Sydney, Sydney, 23 Oct 1947–01 Nov 1947
100 years of Australian painting (1948), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 19 Apr 1948–17 May 1948
Religious art: from the permanent collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Aug 1961–20 Aug 1961
Merioola Group (1986), S.H. Ervin Gallery, The Rocks, 11 Jul 1986–17 Aug 1986
Justin O'Brien: the sacred music of colour (2010), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 18 Dec 2010–27 Feb 2011
Referenced in 15 publications
Len Annois (Editor), The Australian artist, '1947–1948', pg. 27, East Melbourne, Winter 1948, 27 (illus.).
Herbert Badham, A study of Australian art, Sydney, 1949, xiii, 141 (illus.). plate no. 75
Herbert Badham, A gallery of Australian art, 'Introduction', pg. v-vii., Sydney, 1954, xii, (illus.). plate no. 70
Anthony Bradley, The art of Justin O'Brien, Sydney, 1982, 16, 92 (illus.), 106. figure no. 3
[Paul Haefliger]., The Sydney Morning Herald, 'Exhibition by Justin O'Brien', Sydney, 24 Oct 1947.
Tatlock Miller., Exhibition of oils and drawings by Justin O'Brien, 'Foreword', Sydney, 1947.
Tatlock Miller., Sun, 'Christian art of J O'Brien', Sydney, 23 Oct 1947.
Tatlock Miller, Art and design, 'Recent paintings of Justin O'Brien', pg. 7, Sydney, 1949, 7.
Tatlock Miller, Catalogue for the Inaugural Exhibition by the Merioola Group of Sydney, Melbourne, 1947. cat.no. 19; priced 40 guineas
National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Religious art: from the permanent collection, Sydney, 1961. cat.no. 10
Bernard Smith, 100 years of Australian painting, 'Foreword', pg. 2-4, Sydney, 1948, 11. cat.no. 65
Bernard William Smith and Trustees of the National Art Gallery of New South Wales, 100 years of Australian painting, Sydney, 1948. cat.no. 65
Natalie Wilson, Justin O'Brien: the sacred music of colour, 'Justin O'Brien and the art of transfiguration', pg. 23-145, Sydney, 2010, 40 (colour illus.), 41, 158, 164. cat.no. 21
Natalie Wilson, Justin O'Brien catalogue supplement, Sydney, 2010, 11. cat.no. 21
Editor Unknown (Editor), Age, 'Paintings of a cosmopolitan', Melbourne, 09 Sep 1947.