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Still life with wooden bowl

circa 1954


Jean Bellette

Australia, Spain

1908 - 16 Mar 1991



circa 1954

Media category


Materials used

oil on hardboard


54.6 x 81.3 cm board; 64.3 x 91.0 x 6.5 cm frame

Signature & date

Signed l.r. corner, yellow oil "J Bellette". Not dated.


Purchased 1954


Not on display

Accession number


Artist information

Jean Bellette

Works in the collection


Shown in 5 exhibitions

Exhibition history

Referenced in 10 publications


Dinah Dysart, Art Monthly Australia, 'Footnotes matter: Jean Bellette retrospective', pg. 31-34, Canberra, Jun 2005, 31 (colour illus.). Review of Jean Bellette Retrospective.

Christine France, Amanda Beresford and Barbara Hall, Jean Bellette retrospective, Sydney, 2004, 46 (colour illus.), 72.

John McDonald, The Sydney Morning Herald, 'The art of enigma', pg. 19, Sydney, 02 Apr 2005-03 Apr 2005, 19 (colour illus.). Review of Jean Bellette Retrospective in Spectrum section.

Hal Missingham, The studio, 'Recent Australian Painting', pg. 33-41, 63, London, Feb 1957, 34 (illus.).

National Council of Women, An exhibition of women's achievements in the arts, New South Wales, 1960. 47; titled 'Still life'; Kindly lent by the AGNSW

Margaret Olley and Jeffrey Smart, Favourites: Margaret Olley and Jeffrey Smart selections, Sydney, 2002. NOTE: No catalogue numbers; Margaret Olley selection.

Catherine Stuart and Paul Finucane, Odd roads to be walking: 156 women who shaped Australian art, Cork, 2019, 229 (colour illus.).

Jill Sykes (Editor), Look, Sydney, Apr 2005, 35 (colour illus.).

Clive Turnbull, Jean Campbell and Daniel Thomas AM, Australian painting: colonial, impressionist, contemporary, Adelaide, 1962, 41. 62

Gavin Wilson, Cuisine & country: a gastronomic venture in Australian art, 'Cuisine & Country', pg. 9-66, New South Wales, 2008, 22, 27 (colour illus.), 87.