Reinforcements: troops marching
Grace Cossington Smith
1892 - 20 Dec 1984
oil on paper on hardboard
23.7 x 21.5 cm board; 37.0 x 34.2 x 3.4 cm frame
Signature & date
Signed l.r. corner, black ink "G.Cossington Smith". Not dated.
Not on display
© Estate of Grace Cossington Smith
Where the work was made
Shown in 12 exhibitions
Pioneer contemporaries: Roy de Maistre, Grace Cossington Smith, Roland Wakelin, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, 23 Nov 1960–02 Dec 1960
Acquisitions 1967, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 06 Mar 1968–01 Apr 1968
Grace Cossington Smith (1973-74):
- Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney 15 Jun 1973–15 Jul 1973
- Queensland Art Gallery, South Brisbane 06 Sep 1973–04 Oct 1973
- Western Australian Art Gallery, Perth 06 Dec 1973–02 Jan 1974
- Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide 11 Jan 1974–10 Feb 1974
- National Gallery of Victoria [St Kilda Road], Melbourne 26 Mar 1974–28 Apr 1974
The Artist and the City:
Two centuries of Australian painting, a selection from the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Orange Regional Gallery, Orange, 19 Apr 1986–15 Jun 1986
Australian icons: twenty artists from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Aug 2000–03 Dec 2000
Federation: Australian art and society 1901-2001, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 08 Dec 2000–11 Feb 2001
Grace Cossington Smith: a retrospective exhibition (2005):
An Edwardian summer: The photography of Arthur Wigram Allen (2010), Museum of Sydney, Sydney, 11 Dec 2010–26 Apr 2011
Sydney Moderns, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 06 Jul 2013–07 Oct 2013
Follow the Flag: Australian artists at war 1914-1945, Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Melbourne, 24 Apr 2015–16 Aug 2015
The View from 1919, Tamworth Regional Gallery, Tamworth, 01 Jun 2019–28 Jul 2019
Referenced in 27 publications
Mark Anderson and Paul Ashton, Australian history and citizenship, 'Australia and World War I', pg. 70-103, South Yarra, 2000, 94 (colour illus.). source 2.45; NSW Secondary School History syllabus
Betty Churcher, The art of war, 'The birth of a legend', pg. 1-47, Carlton, 2004, 2, 3 (colour illus.), 4, 177.
Alan Davies, Judith Ainge and Howard Tanner, An Edwardian summer: Sydney & beyond through the lens of Arthur Wigram Allen, Sydney, 2010, 132 (colour illus., detail).
Mary Eagle, Australian Modern Painting Between the Wars 1914-1939, 'Light in Sydney', pg. 30-41, Sydney, 1989, 35, 37 (colour illus.). plate no. 22
Deborah Edwards, Two centuries of Australian painting: a selection from the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Introduction', pg. 8-14, Sydney, 1986, 11, 24 (illus.). cat.no. 24; titled 'Soldiers marching'
Deborah Edwards., Australian Collection Focus: Grace Cossington Smith The Lacquer Room 1935-36, 'Secular light and the curve of the chairs', Sydney, 1999.
Deborah Hart, Grace Cossington Smith, 'A room of her own', pg. 11-25, Canberra, 2005, 14, 22, 144 (colour illus.), 145, 174.
Bruce James, Grace Cossington Smith, 'Deliberate frightfulness', pg. 41-52, Sydney, 1990, 42, 43 (colour illus.), 44-47, 53, 161. plate no. 11
Bruce James, Australian painters of the twentieth century, 'Grace Cossington Smith', pg. 40-51, Sydney, 2000, 43.
Bruce James, Sydney moderns: art for a new world, 'Writing colour: from Mrs van Gogh to Grace Cossington Smith', pg. 34-37, Sydney, 2013, 36 (colour illus.), 316.
Brian Ladd, The Artist & the City, 'Introduction', pg. 4-5, Sydney, 1983, 4, 6, 10 (colour illus.). cat.no. 2
Macquarie Galleries, Pioneer contemporaries: Roy de Maistre, Grace Cossington Smith, Roland Wakelin, Sydney, 1960. cat.no. 14; titled 'Trooping marching'; dated 1916
John McDonald, Federation: Australian art and society 1901-2001, Canberra, 2000, 125 (colour illus.).
Drusilla Modjeska, Stravinsky's lunch, 'To Paint What She Saw: Grace Cossington Smith', pg. 203-334, Sydney, 1999, (colour illus.). plate no. 19
Drusilla Modjeska, Brought to Light: Australian Art 1850–1965 from the Queensland Art Gallery collection, 'A Singular Portrait. Grace Cossington Smith Portrait of a man', pg. 120-123, Brisbane, 1998, 123.
Roslyn Russell and Bridget Guthrie (Curators), The view from 1919: a century of the Tamworth Regional Gallery collection, 'The view from 1919', pg. 5-11, Tamworth, 2019, 10 (colour illus.), 20.
John Slater, Through artists' eyes: Australian suburbs and their cities 1919-1945, 'The city observed to the city experienced', pg. 71-100, Melbourne, 2004, 100 (colour illus.). illus.no. 82
Susannah Smith, Look, 'Women's work: their diverse and significant contribution to the modernist art scene', pg. 13-15, Sydney, Aug 2013, 14.
Catherine Speck, Painting ghosts: Australian women artists in wartime, Melbourne, 2004, 57 (colour illus.), 96, 229. illus.no. 25
Catherine Speck, Beyond the battlefield: Women artists of the two world wars, London, 2014, 50 (colour illus.), 278.
Peter Stanley, Digger Smith and Australia's Great War: ordinary name--extraordinary stories, 'The Smiths and conscription', pg. 126-134, Sydney, 2011, 126 (colour illus.), 358.
Daniel Thomas, Creating Australia: 200 years of art 1788-1988, 'Twentieth-Century Art: Culture', pg.146, Melbourne, 1988, 149 (colour illus.), 247. Incorrectly titled 'Troops marching 1917'.
Daniel Thomas, Art Gallery of New South Wales Quarterly, 'Grace Cossington Smith', pg. 510-521, Sydney, Jan 1970, 512, 513 (illus.), 517. titled 'Soldiers marching'
Richard Travers, To paint a war: The lives of the Australian artists who painted the Great War, 1914-1918, Port Melbourne, 2017, 152 (colour illus.).
Roland Wakelin, Art Gallery of New South Wales Quarterly, 'Post Impressionism in Sydney: Some personal recollections', pg. 91-95, Sydney, Jan 1962, 92. titled 'Reinforcements'
John Williams, Quarantined Culture: Aust Reactions to Modernism, Sydney, 1995.
1967 Acquisitions, Sydney, 1967, 19. cat.no. 22