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Archibald Prize 1926

Entries: 58 works
Exhibition dates: 15 January to 12 February 1927
All entries were exhibited; no limit to number of works each artist could submit

The Gallery bought WB McInnes’s winning portrait of artist Esther Paterson directly from the exhibition using funds accumulated from the Archibald bequest. The trustees minutes record that the final vote was divided between McInnes’s work and Lawson Balfour’s portrait of sheep and cattle breeder William Slade.

  • J Adam - Portrait
  • J Adam - Portrait
  • A M E Bale - Philip Broinowski, Esq
  • A M E Bale - Miss A Brotherton Cherry, BA
  • Lawson Balfour - William Slade, Esq
  • George Bell - Mrs George Bell
  • Walter Armiger Bowring - Dr JRM Robertson
  • Walter Armiger Bowring - GM Merivale, Esq
  • Ernest Buckmaster - Mrs Cargidy
  • Ernest Buckmaster - Self-portrait
  • Norman Carter - AJ Kilgour, Esq, MA, LLB
  • William Gilbert Collins - Mrs Dando
  • A D Colquhoun - Fritz Hart, Esq
  • Aileen R Dent - Sir George Knibbs
  • Aileen R Dent - WW Killen, Esq, MHR
  • Mary Edwell-Burke - Miss May Moore
  • John Farmer - Mrs Warne
  • Albert Henry Fullwood - Robert Bonar, Esq
  • Ray S Gower - Self-portrait
  • Grace Hoy - Commandant Atkins
  • Grace Hoy - Miss Brenda Oliver
  • Reginald Jerrold-Nathan - Mrs Gratton
  • Reginald Jerrold-Nathan - Bob Waden, Esq
  • Marion Jones - Lt Col TF Rutledge
  • John Longstaff - Lauchlan Mackinnon, Esq
  • John Longstaff - Dr WH Crago
  • John Longstaff - A Consett Stephen, Esq
  • John Longstaff - Sir John Grice
  • W B McInnes - Silk and lace (Miss Esther Paterson) (Winner: Archibald Prize 1926)
  • W B McInnes - The Hon Philip Street, Chief Justice
  • W B McInnes - Portrait
  • W B McInnes - Portrait
  • Josephine Muntz-Adams - Study of a young girl
  • Christopher Murray - Miss J Delemere
  • John Nickal - Janet
  • Percival James Norton - EH Oxnard Smith, Esq
  • Percival James Norton - Mrs G Finey
  • C W Peck - Self-portrait
  • Adelaide Perry - Mrs Baxter
  • Adelaide Perry - Monsieur Antoine Konstant
  • RW Phillips - Winifred Brindley
  • William Rowell - Miss AME Bale (artist)
  • Unknown artist - (Title unknown)
  • J S Watkins - Erik Langker (artist)
  • J S Watkins - Mrs JS Watkins
  • J S Watkins - George Finey (artist)
  • Charles Wheeler - Portrait
  • Charles Wheeler - Mrs George Benson
  • Percy I White - Lt General Sir John Monash
  • Percy I White - Miss Marie Burke
  • Joseph Wolinski - Tien Hogue (Mrs Guy Wyatt)
  • Joseph Wolinski - WA Holman, Esq, KC
  • Joseph Wolinski - TE Rofe, Esq
  • Joseph Wolinski - Rev AD Wolinski
  • Joseph Wolinski - AH Fullwood (artist)
  • A Marriott Woodhouse - Portrait of a lady in red
  • A Marriott Woodhouse - Portrait of a lady
  • A Marriott Woodhouse - Miss Beryl Turner