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Title

Extravaganza

(1921)

Artist

Grace Cossington Smith

Australia

1892 - 20 Dec 1984

  • Details

    Other Title
    An Extravaganza of the Orient
    Place where the work was made
    Turramurra Sydney New South Wales Australia
    Date
    (1921)
    Media category
    Painting
    Materials used
    oil on canvas on paperboard
    Dimensions
    49.9 x 47.5 cm board; 60.7 x 58.1 x 4.8 cm frame
    Signature & date

    Signed l.r. corner, black ink "G Cossington Smith". Not dated.

    Credit
    Purchased 1967
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    OA7.1967
    Copyright
    © Estate of Grace Cossington Smith

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  • About

    Grace Cossington Smith painted this work following a visit to the musical play 'Chu-Chin-Chow, which was written and produced by the Australian actor-manager Oscar Asche and which broke all records for long running when he opened it in London in August 1916. The play ran until July 1921 when it closed in Sydney.

    It opened in Australia at the Tivoli Theatre, Melbourne, 11 December 1920 and was presented by Hugh D McIntosh. It travelled to Adelaide, and opened in Sydney at the Grand Opera House on Easter Saturday, 26 March 1921. It was always advertised as "an extravaganza of the Orient".

    Australian Art Department, AGNSW, 2001

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Turramurra

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 5 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 6 publications

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