Silk and lace was awarded The Archibald Prize in 1926. The subject of William McInnes's fifth winning portrait was artist Esther Paterson. The work was acquired in 1927.
oil on canvas
113.4 x 92.0 cm stretcher; 151.7 x 129.6 x 15.0 cm frame
Signature & date
Signed l.r. corner, brown oil "W.B. McINNES". Not dated.
Not on display
Shown in 1 exhibition
The Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 15 Jan 1927–12 Feb 1927
Referenced in 7 publications
Erik Langker, Art Gallery of New South Wales quarterly, 'The Archibald prize', pg. 51-56, Sydney, Jan 1961, 51, 52 (illus.).
Lionel Lindsay., 150 years of Australian art, 'Foreword', Sydney, 1938, (illus.). cat.no. 39; not paginated
Sydney Ure Smith (Editor), Art in Australia [series 3, no. 19], Sydney, Mar 1927, 13 (illus.).
Anna Waldmann, Art and Australia (Vol. 20, No. 2), 'The Archibald Prize', pg. 213-236, Sydney, Summer 1982, 214 (colour illus.).
Anna Waldmann, The Archibald Prize: an illustrated history 1921-1981, Sydney, 1981, 214 (colour illus.).
Peter Ross, Let's face it: the history of the Archibald Prize, 'The Early Decades', pg. 16-31, Sydney, 1999, 21 (colour illus.), 22, 122 (colour illus.).
Peter Ross, Let's face it: the history of the Archibald Prize, 'Chapter 2: The early decades', pg. 15-37, Sydney, 2005, 18 (colour illus.), 19, 133.