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Archibald Prize 1925

Entries: 74 works
Exhibition dates: 16 January to 15 February 1926
All entries were exhibited; no limit to number of works each artist could submit

For the first time, the subject of the winning portrait was a foreign resident. Maurice Moscovitch – who had been painted by John Longstaff – was a Russian actor in Australia on a performance tour. Athough there was some criticism of the win in the media, the conditions of the prize state only that the artist must be resident in Australasia, and do not mention the sitter’s residence or nationality.

  • Mary Cecil Allen - Miss Alice Guest
  • Mary Cecil Allen - Mrs RD Elliott
  • H B Armstrong - AM Armstrong, Esq
  • James Muir Auld - Self-portrait
  • James Muir Auld - Jack
  • A M E Bale - Miss Mollie Agnew
  • A M E Bale - W Mountier Bale, Esq
  • Lawson Balfour - Portrait of a lady
  • Lawson Balfour - The Hon JC White, MLC
  • Lawson Balfour - HW Apperly, Esq
  • Lawson Balfour - Portrait of a lady
  • George Bell - Bernard Heinze, Esq
  • George Bell - Mrs George Bell
  • Bessie Boultbee - An artist
  • Bessie Boultbee - Miss Mabel Barling
  • James A Bowman - CJ Jeffries, Esq
  • Walter Armiger Bowring - Mrs WA Bowring
  • Walter Armiger Bowring - Self-portrait
  • Ernest Buckmaster - John Shirlow (etcher)
  • Ernest Buckmaster - Mr Dosser
  • Ernest Buckmaster - The artist's mother
  • Ernest Buckmaster - Mr Watts
  • Ernest Buckmaster - Portrait of a lady
  • Norman Carter - Miss Gladys Marks, BA
  • Norman Carter - Miss Lelia Coppola, BA
  • Norman Carter - The Hon WM Hughes, PC
  • Norman Carter - Alfred O'Shea (tenor singer)
  • Norman Carter - Sir William McMillan, KCMG
  • William Gilbert Collins - Miss Vesta Carah
  • Antonio Dattilo-Rubbo - Brigadier General TH Fiaschi
  • Antonio Dattilo-Rubbo - Miss Marie Bentivoglio
  • Roi de Mestre - Miss EM Dangar
  • Aileen R Dent - Albert Edward Swanson, Esq
  • Mary Edwell-Burke - A woman painter
  • Ray S Gower - Mrs GF Days
  • Ray S Gower - JJ Gower, Esq
  • John J Hennessy - Self-portrait
  • Carlyle Jackson - Portrait of a lady
  • Marion Jones - Miss G Alice Jones
  • Marion Jones - AJ Litchfield, Esq
  • Marion Jones - Mrs Frank Hewson
  • Marion Jones - Self-portrait
  • Marion Jones - Self-portrait
  • Marion Jones - Sir Keith Smith
  • A Elizabeth Kelly - Miss Roma Carey
  • A Elizabeth Kelly - Cecil F Kelly, Esq
  • George W Lambert - AA Rankin, Esq
  • George W Lambert - GJ Cohen, Esq
  • John Longstaff - Maurice Moscovitch (Winner: Archibald Prize 1925)
  • Percival James Norton - Professor Charteris LLB
  • Alfred William Pratt - Miss Eleanor Pratt
  • Trenia Smith - Evan Smith, Esq
  • Ethel Anna Stephens - Countess Montemerli
  • R A Strath - Elma
  • R A Strath - SRP Stevens, Esq
  • R A Strath - Self-portrait
  • Jo Sweatman - Mrs Carl Hampel
  • J R Thompson - Portrait
  • Lyall Trindall - Portrait of a lady
  • J S Watkins - Mrs JS Watkins
  • J S Watkins - The Hon AC Willis, MLC
  • J S Watkins - Miss Kathleen Witham
  • Charles Wheeler - Portrait
  • Ada Clara Whiting - Miss Jessica Harcourt
  • Ada Clara Whiting - Miss Rene Harcourt
  • Ada Clara Whiting - Miss Marjorie Clarke
  • Joseph Wolinski - Self-portrait
  • Joseph Wolinski - A Watson Munro, MD (a sketch)
  • Joseph Wolinski - A Watson Munro, MD.
  • Joseph Wolinski - F Antill Pockley, MD
  • A Marriott Woodhouse - Lady with amber beads
  • A Marriott Woodhouse - Mrs JR Purdy
  • A Marriott Woodhouse - Brigadier General W Ramsay McNicoll
  • A Marriott Woodhouse - Portrait of a lady