This painting won the Sulman Prize in 1969 and was gifted to the Gallery by Australian nobel laureate Patrick White in 1970.
synthetic polymer paint and oil on canvas
182.8 x 152.4
Signature & date
Signed and dated verso on canvas, black fibre-tipped pen ".../ .../ louis JamES '69/ ...".
Gift of Patrick White 1970
Not on display
Sir John Sulman Prize
Shown in 1 exhibition
Archibald, Wynne, Pring and Sulman Competitions for 1969, Sydney Town Hall, Australia, 15 Jan 1970–01 Feb 1970
Referenced in 15 publications
Ray Crooke'., Border morning mail, 'Archibald Prize for a portrait, Albury, 15 Jan 1970, page number unknown. author unknown
Ann Galbally., Age, 'Are our art awards relevant to the '70s?', Melbourne, 19 Jan 1970, page number unknown (illus.).
James Gleeson., Sun-Herald, 'Cheers for the prize takers', Sydney, 18 Jan 1970, page number unknown.
James Gleeson., The Sun, 'Few bright spots in Prize showing', Sydney, 14 Jan 1970, page number unknown.
Elwyn Lynn., Bulletin, 'Dinner-music art', Sydney, 24 Jan 1970, page number unknown (illus.). titled 'Spyhole'
Daniel Thomas., Sunday telegraph, 'Few paintings have merit', Sydney, 18 Jan 1970, page number unknown.
The Northern daily leader, 'Archibald Prize to Sydney man', Tamworth, 15 Jan 1970, page number unknown. author unknown
The Newcastle sun, 'Archibald Prize to Ray Crooke', Newcastle, 14 Jan 1970, page number unknown. author unknown
Helen Verity Hewitt, Patrick White, painter, manqué: paintings, painters and their influence on his writing, 'White and the Sydney art world: 2', pg. 84-93, Carlton, 2002, 87, 137-138.
Archibald, Wynne & Sulman Prizes for 1969, Sydney, 1969. cat.no. 205
The Sun, 'Precision and subtlety', Sydney, 15 Jan 1971, page number unknown. author unknown; general reference
The Canberra times, 'Archibald Prize to Ray Crooke', Ainslie, 15 Jan 1970, page number unknown (illus.). author unknown
The West Australian, '$1,900 prize to Sydney painter', Perth, 15 Jan 1970, page number unknown. author unknown
Mercury, '"Archibald to NSW', Hobart, 15 Jan 2014, page number unknown. author unknown
The daily examiner, 'Portrait of writer wins prize for Sydney artist', Grafton, 15 Jan 1970, page number unknown. author unknown