The young clown
oil on hardboard
61.5 x 41.0 cm board; 80.5 x 60.4 x 5.7 cm frame
Signature & date
Signed u.r. corner, green oil "O'BRIEN". Not dated.
Not on display
© Art Gallery of New South Wales
Shown in 5 exhibitions
29th annual exhibition: Contemporary Group (1957), Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, 04 Sep 1957–16 Sep 1957
Contemporary Group (1957), Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, Sep 1957 -
Purchases and Acquisitions for 1957, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 18 Feb 1958–16 Mar 1958
Modern Australian painting, Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Manly, 01 Sep 1967–30 Oct 1967
Justin O'Brien: the sacred music of colour, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 18 Dec 2010–27 Feb 2011
Referenced in 5 publications
the 'Mirror' art critic., Daily Mirror, 'Festive note in display', Sydney, 05 Sep 1957.
Macquarie Galleries, 29th annual exhibition: Contemporary Group, Sydney, 1957. cat. no. 17, titled 'The young clown', priced 40 guineas
Natalie Wilson, Justin O'Brien: the sacred music of colour, 'Justin O'Brien and the art of transfiguration', pg. 23-145, Sydney, 2010, 76, 78 (colour illus.), 158. cat.no. 42
Natalie Wilson, Justin O'Brien catalogue supplement, Sydney, 2010, 19. cat.no. 42
Purchases and Acquisitions for 1957, National Art Gallery of N.S.W., Sydney, 1957, 10. cat.no. 18; titled 'Little boy in costume', title changed at artist's request.