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Saddle my nag



William Dobell

Australia, England

24 Sep 1899 - 13 May 1970


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Place where the work was made

Sydney New South Wales Australia



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Materials used

oil on plywood


29.4 x 60.8 cm board; 46.5 x 77.5 x 5.7 cm frame

Signature & date

Signed l.r. corner, white oil "WILLIAM DOBELL". Not dated.


Gift of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem 1962


Not on display

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Artist information

William Dobell

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Where the work was made

Shown in 7 exhibitions

Exhibition history

Referenced in 12 publications


Shireen Huda, Pedigree and panache: a history of the art auction in Australia, 'Chapter 4. Australian Art at auction: the 1960s market', pg. 55-77, Canberra, 2008, 61, 62, 64.

Hal Missingham (Editor), Art Gallery of New South Wales Quarterly, vol 4, no 3, Sydney, Apr 1963.

Peter Raissis, William Dobell - the painter's progress, 'London: life and portraits', pg. 32-72, Sydney, 1997, 34, 69 (colour illus.), 144. 22

Daniel Thomas, Art and Australia, 'Australian collection', pg. 52-62, Sydney, Jul 1972, 57 (illus.).

Laurence Thomas, Art Gallery of New South Wales Quarterly, 'William Dobell', pg. 3-5, Sydney, Oct 1959, 4.

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

Elizabeth Donaldson, William Dobell: an artist's life, 'The War years', pg. 57-69, New South Wales, 2010, 41 (illus.), 59 (colour illus.), 200 (colour illus.). NOTE: 'Sketch for Saddle my nag' 1937 is illustrated on page 41.

Laurie Thomas (Editor), Jubilee exhibition of Australian art, Sydney, 1951, 44. 129; Collection of Norman Schureck Esq.

Society of Artists Annual Exhibition, Sydney, 1943. 105; Collection of Norman Schureck

National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Margaret Preston and William Dobell loan exhibition, Sydney, 1942. 36; Collection of the artist

Elizabeth Donaldson and Robert Donaldson, William Dobell: his life, art and home, 'Return to Australia, the war years', pg. 27-35, New South Wales, 2011, 27, 31 (colour illus.), 136. NOTE: 'Sketch for Saddle my nag' 1937 is illustrated on page 27.

Alan McCulloch, The heroic years of Australian painting, 1940-1965: the Herald exhibition, Melbourne, 1977, (colour illus.). plate no. 15