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The stilt race



Jeffrey Smart

Italy, Australia

26 Jul 1921 - 20 Jun 2013


Place where the work was made

Sydney New South Wales Australia



Media category


Materials used

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.


Purchased 1961


Not on display

Accession number


Artist information

Jeffrey Smart

Artist profile

Works in the collection



Where the work was made

Shown in 10 exhibitions

Exhibition history

Referenced in 11 publications


Edmund Capon AM, OBE, Barry Pearce and Peter Quartermaine, Jeffrey Smart retrospective, 'Sydney Period 1951-63', pg. 83-96, Sydney, 1999, 86 (colour illus.), 204. 15

Edmund Capon AM, OBE, Barry Pearce and Ursula Prunster, Jeffrey Smart - A review exhibition, Sydney, 1982, 6. 15

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.).

Tony Lenten, City art, 'Menace and the city', Victoria, 1978, 33 (illus.), 107 (colour illus.).

Robert Lindsay., Aspects of Australian Art: Art Gallery of New South Wales travelling art exhibition 1976, 'Jeffrey Smart', Sydney, 1976, illus.. 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.

Barry Pearce, Jeffrey Smart, 'Art and life in South Australia', pg. 24-69, Sydney, 2005, 56 (colour illus.), 126, 253.

Barry Pearce, Master of stillness: Jeffrey Smart paintings 1940–2011, Kent Town, 2012, 54-55 (colour illus.), 130. 28

Peter Quartermaine, Jeffrey Smart, South Yarra, 1983, 107 (illus.). 360

Editor Unknown (Editor), 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.