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Sir Robert Menzies



William Dobell

Australia, England

24 Sep 1899 - 13 May 1970


Other Title

The Right Hon. R.G. Menzies



Media category


Materials used

oil on hardboard


62.9 x 52.1 cm board; 84.0 x 73.6 x 10.5 cm frame :

0 - Whole, 59.5 x 49.6 cm, SIGHT DIMENSIONS

Signature & date

Signed l.r., yellow oil "DOBeLl". Not dated.


Gift of Time Magazine 1962


Not on display

Accession number


Artist information

William Dobell

Artist profile

Works in the collection


Shown in 6 exhibitions

Exhibition history

Referenced in 15 publications


Brian Adams, Portrait of an artist: A biography of William Dobell, Melbourne, 1983, 272-274. plate no. 24

Scott Bevan, Bill: the life of William Dobell, 'The world beyond', pg. 356-404, Cammeray, 2014, 393-397. general reference

Edmund Capon AM, OBE and Ursula Prunster, Face to face: Australian portraits, Sydney, 1986, (colour illus.). 17

Prue Davidson, William Dobell - the painter's progress, 'The later years', pg. 110-133, Sydney, 1997, 110, 120, 121 (colour illus.), 144. 40a

Elizabeth Donaldson and Robert Donaldson, William Dobell: his life, art and home, 'Life at Wangi', pg. 74-97, New South Wales, 2011, 82.

James Gleeson, William Dobell, London, 1964, 194. plate no. 128

Robert Lindsay., Aspects of Australian Art: Art Gallery of New South Wales travelling art exhibition 1976, 'William Dobell', Sydney, 1976, (colour illus.). 47; not paginated

Anne Loxley and Warren Horton, About Face - Aspects of Australian Portraiture c.1770-1993, Canberra, 1994, 4 (colour ilus.), 12.

K J Mason, Experience of Nationhood: modern Australia since 1901, Sydney, 2002, 222 (colour illus.). Source 6.10

Angus Maude (Editor), The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, 01 Apr 1960.

Desmond O'Shaughnessy, Art and medicine: reminiscences & reflections of a retiring surgeon, 'Postlude', pg. 79-87, Melbourne, 1999, 87.

Judith White, Australian art collector, 'Yours sincerely: William Dobell', pg. 56-59, Sydney, Apr 2000-Jun 2000, 59.

Editor Unknown (Editor), Time, New York, 04 Apr 1960, cover (colour illus.).

Unknown (Editor), Sun-Herald, Sydney, 03 Apr 1960.

Editor Unknown (Editor), The Canberra times, Ainslie, 01 Apr 1960.