The stilt race
26 Jul 1921 - 20 Jun 2013
oil on plywood
56.3 x 91.3 cm board; 61.8 x 97.3 x 5.0 cm frame
Signature & date
Signed l.l. corner, white oil "JEFFREY SMART". Not dated.
Where the work was made
Shown in 10 exhibitions
Recent Australian Painting, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, Jun 1961–Jul 1961
Jeffrey Smart (1961), Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, Oct 1961 -
Purchases and Acquisitions for 1961, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Apr 1962–25 May 1962
Aspects of Australian art: Art Gallery of New South Wales Travelling Art Exhibition 1976, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1976–1977
Jeffrey Smart - A review exhibition (1982), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 17 Jun 1982–08 Aug 1982
Jeffrey Smart retrospective (1999-2000):
Parallel Visions: Twenty-two artists from the Australian collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 22 Feb 2002–May 2003
Master of stillness: Jeffrey Smart paintings 1940–2011:
Destination Sydney: Re-imaginings, S.H. Ervin Gallery, The Rocks, 07 Dec 2018–17 Mar 2019
Jeffrey Smart: constructed world, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 11 May 2019–29 Sep 2019
Referenced in 11 publications
Edmund Capon, Parallel visions: works from the Australian collection, 'John Brack / Jeffrey Smart', pg. 116-127, Sydney, 2002, 123 (colour illus.), 146, 147.
William Kelly, Heritage of Australian art: reflections on the history of Australian painters and paintings, 'Introduction', pg. 4-7, Melbourne, 1984, 55 (colour illus.).
Robert Lindsay., Aspects of Australian Art: Art Gallery of New South Wales travelling art exhibition 1976, 'Jeffrey Smart', Sydney, 1976, illus.. cat.no. 63; not paginated
Terence Mullaly., The daily telegraph and morning post, 'Great impact of paintings by Australians', London, 06 Jun 1961, (illus.). Review of exhibition of Australian art held at Whitechapel Art Gallery, London.
Jeffrey Smart - A review exhibition, Sydney, 1982, 6. cat.no. 15
City art, 'Menace and the city', Victoria, 1978, 33 (illus.), 107 (colour illus.).
The Christian Science Monitor, Boston, 21 Jun 1961, (illus.). Review of exhibition of Australian art held at Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, by Marjorie Bruce-Milne.
Jeffrey Smart, South Yarra, 1983, 107 (illus.). cat.no. 360
Jeffrey Smart, 'Art and life in South Australia', pg. 24-69, Sydney, 2005, 56 (colour illus.), 126, 253.
Jeffrey Smart retrospective, 'Sydney Period 1951-63', pg. 83-96, Sydney, 1999, 86 (colour illus.), 204. cat.no. 15
Master of stillness: Jeffrey Smart paintings 1940–2011, Kent Town, 2012, 54-55 (colour illus.), 130. cat.no. 28