- Other Title
- Mr Laurence Thomas
- Media category
- Materials used
- oil on hardboard
- 91.5 x 61.0 cm board; 119.0 x 87.5 x 5.5 cm frame
- Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r. corner, red oil "HELE/ 51".
- Purchased 1951
- Not on display
- Accession number
- © Estate of Ivor Hele
- Archibald Prize
- Winner - 1951
- Artist information
Works in the collection
The subject of Ivor Hele's 1951 Archibald winning picture, Laurie Thomas, was an art critic, gallery director, journalist and editor. The work was acquired by the Gallery in 1951.
Shown in 3 exhibitions
Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Competitions for 1951., National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 26 Jan 1952–24 Feb 1952
The Arts Festival of the Olympic Games (1956), National Gallery of Victoria [Swanston Street], Melbourne, 18 Nov 1956–15 Dec 1956
Referenced in 6 publications
Herbert Badham, A gallery of Australian art, 'Introduction', pg. v-vii., Sydney, 1954, xii, (illus.). plate no. 52
Anna Waldmann, The Archibald Prize: an illustrated history 1921-1981, Sydney, 1981, 224 (colour illus.).
Susan Hunt, The Archibald Prize 1921-1993, Sydney, 1993, 17 (colour illus.).
Peter Ross, Let's face it: the history of the Archibald Prize, ‘Chapter 3: The postwar years’, pg. 38-60, Sydney, 2005, 42 (colour illus.), 43, 139 (colour illus.).
Peter Ross, Let's face it: the history of the Archibald Prize, 'The Postwar Years', pg. 40-62, Sydney, 1999, 44 (colour illus.), 129 (colour illus.).
Anna Waldmann, Art and Australia (Vol. 20, No. 2), 'The Archibald Prize', pg. 213-236, Sydney, Summer 1982, 224 (colour illus.).
Other works by Ivor Hele
Image not available
Study of Hugo Shaw as soldier for `Taking of old Vickers position, Bobdubi Ridge' Ivor Hele 1959 281.1997
See all 11 works