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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


Referenced in 5 publications

Bibliography


National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Purchases and Acquisitions for 1956 National Art Gallery of N.S.W., Sydney, 1956, 9. cat.no. 13

National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Archibald, Wynne & Sulman Prizes for 1955, Sydney, 1955.

Editor Unknown (Editor), Bulletin, Sydney, 25 Jan 1956.

Editor Unknown (Editor), Daily telegraph and daily news, Sydney, 21 Jan 1956.

Editor Unknown (Editor), Daily telegraph and daily news, 'Bought for National Art Gallery', Sydney, 07 Feb 1956, (illus.).