Roy de Maistre
27 Mar 1894 - 01 Mar 1968
gouache on piano roll
dimensions variable :
a - Painted roll; 31 x 1606 cm; 1606.0 cm is the total length of the roll from the metal hook at beginning to/and including the spool end. The painted (coloured) section of the roll is 485.5 cm in length.
b - Empty (unpainted) roll; 31 x 1616 cm; The 100mm difference between the length of the 2 rolls is due to the fact the painted roll has more paper glued on to the roll core than the empty roll.
Gift of Sir John Rothenstein in memory of the artist 1969
Not on display
© Caroline de Mestre Walker
Shown in 3 exhibitions
Referenced in 10 publications
Deborah Edwards, Australian art: in the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Moderns', pg. 103-104, Sydney, 2000, 107 (colour illus.), 301.
Elizabeth Gertsakis, Sydney moderns: art for a new world, 'Roy de Maistre: colour-music and the Verbrugghens', pg. 46-49, Sydney, 2013, 49 (colour illus., detail), 58-59 (colour illus., detail), 312. four details from one piano roll
Niels Hutchison, Symposium papers: Colour in art - revisiting 1919 & R-Balson, 'Colour-Music – Decoding de Maistre: The colour-music code', pg.26-29, Sydney, 2008, 26-29. NOTE: General reference
Daniel Thomas., The Sydney Morning Herald, 'Painting's influence on literature', Sydney, 14 Sep 1976.
Analiese Treacy, Look, 'On a roll: birth and survival of an extraordinary artwork', pg. 12-13, Sydney, Sep 2013, 12 (colour illus., detail), 13 (colour illus., detail).
Colour in art: Revisiting 1919, Sydney, 2008, 53 (colour illus.).
Sotheby's Melbourne: Important Australian Art, 24 November 2008, Australia, 2008, 106. NOTE: Related work titled 'Arrested movement from a trio'
Unknown (Curator), Project 14: Roy de Maistre 1894-1968, Sydney, 1976, (illus.). cat.no. 50
The Australian financial review, 'De Maistre - not a discordant note among those who mattered', pg. 28, Sydney, 26 Sep 1974, 28. General reference
Art Gallery of New South Wales Quarterly, 'Acquisitions for 1969', pg. 538, Sydney, Jul 1970, 542 (illus.). plate no. 22