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Archibald Prize 1923

Entries: 50 works
Exhibition dates: winning work from 12 January 1924 for two months; all other entries for two weeks
All entries were exhibited; no limit to number of works each artist could submit

How can you tell if a person is ‘distinguished in the arts, letters, science or politics’ if they are not named? WB McInnes’s Portrait of a lady – his third winner in a row – was criticised as the sitter wasn’t disclosed in the title (unlike the male subjects of McInnes’s three other entries). She was identified as Violet McInnes, WB’s wife and an artist herself (who would later enter her own work in the Archibald).

Also questionable in terms of eligibility was a portrait of the now-deceased JF Archibald painted from memory by William Macleod, who had worked with him at The Bulletin.

  • Lizzie McDougall Armstrong - L Brook Armstrong
  • James Muir Auld - Self-portrait
  • James Muir Auld - Frank Hutchens
  • A M E Bale - James Anderson
  • A M E Bale - Miss E Downing
  • Lawson Balfour - Mrs Robson
  • Lawson Balfour - A Wallace Wichen, MD
  • Lawson Balfour - Wm Lister Lister
  • Herbert Beecroft - Thelma Harris
  • George Bell - Daryl Lindsay
  • Arthur Harold Brown-Beresford - Major General Sir Charles Rosenthal
  • Norman Carter - Peter Board
  • Norman Carter - David Reid
  • Norman Carter - Leon Gellert
  • Norman Carter - Portrait study
  • Aileen R Dent - Peter Kirk
  • Bernice Edwell - LA Adamson, Esq
  • Portia Geach - Mrs Edith Cowan
  • May Gower - Miss McConaghy
  • May Gower - Hammond Toms
  • Lindsay Bernard Hall - General Ryan
  • Lindsay Bernard Hall - Mrs Sydney Pern
  • A Elizabeth Kelly - Rev Charles Perry, MA
  • Vince Lysaght - Sir Matthew Nathan
  • W B McInnes - James Dyer
  • W B McInnes - Portrait of a lady (Winner: Archibald Prize 1923)
  • W B McInnes - Sir Baldwin Spencer
  • W B McInnes - Professor David Masson
  • William Macleod - Mary Edwards
  • William Macleod - JF Archibald
  • William Macleod - John Spence
  • William Macleod - Percy Leason
  • William S Millington - Mrs Millington
  • Agnes Paterson - Miniature
  • RW Phillips - Self-portrait
  • Florence Aline Rodway - Sir Alexander MacCormick
  • Clarice Sandford - Saunders F Nicholls
  • Arnold Joseph Victor Shore - Self-portrait
  • S Scott Sudlow - Self-portrait
  • Jo Sweatman - Harold C Smith
  • Frederick Lyttelton Tregear - Mrs Wm Moore (Dora Wilcox)
  • Frederick Lyttelton Tregear - Frank Hutchens
  • Lyall Trindall - Mr E Lyons
  • Lyall Trindall - Self-portrait
  • Charles Wheeler - Self-portrait
  • Joseph Wolinski - David Gilpin
  • Joseph Wolinski - S H Solomon
  • Joseph Wolinski - J C Bradfield
  • Joseph Wolinski - Thomas Nesbitt
  • A Marriott Woodhouse - Brigadier General W Ramsay McNicoll