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Title

Miss Whiteley

(circa 1955)


Artist

William Pidgeon

Australia

1909 - 1981


About

This is a portrait of Australian writer Frannie Hopkirk, who sat twice for William Pidgeon. Hopkirk, sister of Australian artist Brett Whiteley, wrote the book 'Brett' 1996, a biography of her brother. She also wrote 'The seven loves of Mary Magdalen' 2015, a memoir that was short-listed for the Finch Memoir Prize.

This work was a finalist in the 1954 Archibald Prize and was acquired by the Gallery in 1955.


Details


Date

(circa 1955)


Media category

Painting


Materials used

oil on canvas


Dimensions

101.6 x 76.2 cm stretcher; 119.6 x 94.4 x 3.5 cm frame


Signature & date

Signed l.r. corner, white oil "W Pidgeon". Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1955


Location

Not on display


Accession number

9178


Archibald Prize

- 1955


Artist information

William Pidgeon

Works in the collection

5


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history