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Figure group

(circa 1951-circa 1957)


Godfrey Miller


20 Aug 1893 - 10 May 1964


Other Title

Figure Group, Bathers


(circa 1951-circa 1957)

Media category


Materials used

oil, pen and ink on canvas


66.7 x 99.5 cm stretcher; 69.0 x 102.3 x 3.6 cm frame

Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Purchased under the terms of the Florence Turner Blake Bequest 1964


Not on display

Accession number


Artist information

Godfrey Miller

Artist profile

Works in the collection


Shown in 9 exhibitions

Exhibition history

Referenced in 15 publications


1964 Acquisitions, Sydney, 1964, 17. 18; NOTE: Dated 1950-58; Collection of Art Gallery of New South Wales

Douglas Dundas, Antique News and Sales, 'Godfrey Miller and his art', pg. 5-8, Jul 1975, 5. NOTE: Titled 'Figure composition'

Deborah Edwards, Two centuries of Australian painting: a selection from the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Introduction', pg. 8-14, Sydney, 1986, 36 (illus.). 38; dated 1950-1958

Godfrey Miller, Sydney, 1996, 48, 50, 53 (colour illus.), 122-23. plate no. 44

James Gleeson, Sun, 'Exhibition of Paintings by Godfrey Miller', pg. 2, Sydney, 07 Aug 1957, 2.

Sasha Grishin, Parallel visions: works from the Australian collection, 'Roger Kemp / Godfrey Miller', pg. 104-115, Sydney, 2002, 111, 112 (colour illus.), 145, 147.

John Henshaw (Editor), Godfrey Miller, Sydney, 1965. plate no. 6

Bruce James, The Sydney Morning Herald, 'In the shadow of the master', pg. 3, Sydney, 28 Nov 1998, 3. This appears in the Spectrum section of the newspaper.

Robert Lindsay., Aspects of Australian Art: Art Gallery of New South Wales travelling art exhibition 1976, 'Godfrey Miller', Sydney, 1976, (colour illus.). 61; not paginated; NOTE: Dated 1950-58

Arnold Shore, Age, 'Art Shows Earns Honour for Painter', pg. 2, Melbourne, 17 Jun 1959, 2.

Wallace Thornton, The Sydney Morning Herald, '1964 Acquisitions at the Gallery', pg. 14, Sydney, 17 Mar 1965, 14.

Editor Unknown (Editor), Art Gallery of New South Wales Quarterly, Sydney, Apr 1965, (illus.).

Author Unknown, The Oxford Companion to Twentieth Century Art, 1981. plate no. VIII-28

Macquarie Galleries, (Godfrey Miller), Sydney, 1957. 2; titled 'Figure group'

Australian painters; Seeing Cézanne, Sydney, 1998, 30. 12