This work was a finalist in the 1962 Archibald Prize and was acquired by the Gallery in 1963.
oil on hardboard
121.9 x 91.4 cm board; 136.0 x 106.0 x 4.8 cm frame :
0 - Whole; 121.9 x 90 cm; SIGHT DIMENSION
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.l. corner, red oil "62/ Molvig".
Signed u.l. corner verso, black fibre-tipped pen "JON MOLVIG".
Gift of Dr Stuart Scougall 1963
Not on display
© Otte Bartzis
Shown in 2 exhibitions
Referenced in 12 publications
Robert Hughes., Daily Mirror, 'This banal collection is the Archibald!', Sydney, 20 Jan 1963.
Alan McCulloch., Sun-Herald, 'Portraits and box office', Sydney, 23 Jan 1963, (illus.).
Katrina Rumley, Jon Molvig, Expressionist, 'Jon Molvig, Expressionist', pg. 1-30, Newcastle, 2002, 7 (colour illus.), 21, 28. cat.no. 7
Daniel Thomas., Sunday telegraph, 'The Week in Art', Sydney, 20 Jan 1963.
Editor Unknown (Editor), Bulletin, Sydney, 02 Feb 1963.
Art Gallery of New South Wales, 1963 Acquisitions, Sydney, 1963, 17.
Archibald, Wynne & Sulman competitions 1962, Sydney, 1963. cat.no. 42
Australian faces: 1788 - 21st century, 'Jon Molvig: Dr Stuart Scougall', Box Hill, 2003, (colour illus.). Card 8: 'Australian Art Packs: 1788-21st century: Faces'.
C Christesen (Editor), Meanjin, Carlton, Jan 1963.
Australian art pack: 1788-21st century faces, Box Hill, (2006). card 8
Peter Ross, Let's face it: the history of the Archibald Prize, 'The Postwar Years', pg. 40-62, Sydney, 1999, 58 (colour illus.).
Molvig : the lost Antipodean, 'Six: The urban psyche 1960-62', pg. 89-104, Victoria, 1984, 103 (illus.).