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Margaret Olley in the Louvre Museum



Jeffrey Smart

Italy, Australia

26 Jul 1921 - 20 Jun 2013




Media category


Materials used

oil on canvas


67.0 x 110.0 cm stretcher; 81.3 x 125.4 x 8.3 cm frame

Signature & date

Signed l.r. corner, white oil "JEFFREY SMART". Not dated.


Bequest of Ian Whalland 1997


Not on display

Accession number


Artist information

Jeffrey Smart

Artist profile

Works in the collection


Shown in 5 exhibitions

Exhibition history

Referenced in 9 publications


Christopher Allen, The Weekend Australian, 'About face', pg. 18-19, Canberra, 21 Mar 2009-22 Mar 2009, 18 (colour illus.), 19. Exhibition review for 'Jeffrey Smart: The question of portraiture' at the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Victoria.

Edmund Capon AM, OBE, I blame Duchamp: my life's adventures in art, 'Jefrrey Smart: a man of great composure', pg. 179-190, Sydney, 2009, 190.

Edmund Capon, Jeffrey Smart: drawings and studies 1942-2001, 'Jeffrey Smart and the art of drawing', pg. 15-19, Sydney, 2001, 18 (colour illus.), 160 (colour illus.). figure no. 56; cat.nos. 193 & 194 are studies for this painting

Edmund Capon, Parallel visions: works from the Australian collection, 'John Brack / Jeffrey Smart', pg. 116-127, Sydney, 2002, 146.

Edmund Capon, Jeffrey Smart retrospective, 'Still, Silent, Composed', pg. 12-21, Sydney, 1999, 19, 20, 181 (colour illus.). 78

Bruce James, The Sydney Morning Herald, 'Getting Smart', pg. 14, Sydney, 04 Sep 1999, 14s. This article appears in the Spectrum section of the newspaper.

Rodney James, Jeffrey Smart: the question of portraiture, 'Form and function', pg. 5-7, Mornington, 2009, 6, 7 (colour illus.), 23. 35

Jeffrey Smart, Look, 'A pat on the back', pg. 14-15, Sydney, Jun 2002, 14. Photograph of Jeffrey Smart and Margaret Olley standing in front of the painting during the exhibition 'Parallel Visions'.

Judith White, Look, 'Smartpeople', pg. 20-21, Melbourne, Sep 1999, 21 (colour illus.).