The architect John Sulman (1849–1934) was a trustee of the Art Gallery of New South Wales from 1899–1934 and president from 1919 until his death in 1934. His children endowed the Sir John Sulman Prize for genre (subject) painting or mural decoration, to be awarded annually by the Gallery's trustees in conjunction with the Archibald and Wynne Prizes. Sulman's architectural commissions in Australia include the Women's College, University of Sydney (1890–94) and Presbyterian churches at Woollahra, Manly and Randwick. His most important work was the Thomas Walker Convalescent Hospital at Concord.
© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2006
This painting won the Archibald Prize in 1931 and was acquired by the Gallery in 1931.
Sir John Sulman
oil on canvas
104.4 x 96.5 cm
Signature & date
Signed u.r., oil "J Longstaff".
Not on display