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A M E Bale Philip Broinowski, Esq

Image courtesy the sitter's estate

The subject of this painting by AME Bale is Theo Philip Broinowski (1909-1960), who at the time the portrait was painted was a copy boy at The Argus newspaper. Originally, Broinowski was spelled Brownowski in the handwritten list of works for the 1926 Archibald Prize.