- (circa 1955)
- Media category
- Materials used
- oil on canvas
- 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.
- Purchased 1955
- Not on display
- Accession number
- © Estate of Peter Pidgeon/Copyright Agency
- Archibald Prize
- - 1955
- Artist information
Works in the collection
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.
Shown in 1 exhibition
Archibald, Wynne and Sulman (1955), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 21 Jan 1956–19 Feb 1956
Referenced in 5 publications
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.).
Other works by William Pidgeon
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