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Archibald Prize 1928

Entries: 66 works
Exhibition dates: from 19 January 1929, for a period of up to two months
All entries were exhibited; no limit to number of works each artist could submit

Although the trustees awarded John Longstaff the Archibald Prize for his portrait of educator Alexander Leeper, it was George Lambert’s portrait of artist and teacher Julian Ashton that was purchased by the Gallery soon after the exhibition opened. Lambert’s other entry, a portrait of trustee Howard Hinton, who had recently donated 100 artworks to the Gallery, had been commissioned by the trustees.

  • James Muir Auld - Portrait of the artist
  • James Muir Auld - Mrs Townshend
  • A M E Bale - Miss Mollie Agnew
  • Caroline Barker - Mr Inigo Jones
  • Joseph Arthur Bennett - Miss Hillier
  • Bessie Boultbee - Two sisters
  • Bessie Boultbee - Tony Fagan
  • James A Bowman - Major General Victor Sellheim
  • Walter Armiger Bowring - Sir Henry Braddon
  • Walter Armiger Bowring - Self-portrait
  • Walter Armiger Bowring - The Rev EM Baker, MA
  • Ernest Buckmaster - Mother
  • Ernest Buckmaster - Mr John Shirlow
  • Norman Carter - The Honourable Sir William Cullen, KCMG
  • Norman Carter - Mrs Beavan
  • Norman Carter - Miss Soord
  • Colin Colahan - Self-portrait
  • Aileen R Dent - Mrs Butterworth
  • Aileen R Dent - Miss Gilman-Jones
  • John Dobbie - Portrait
  • Mary Edwell-Burke - Self-portrait
  • Joseph Luke Fleury - Self-portrait
  • Ray S Gower - Self-portrait
  • Ray S Gower - Mr AG Scott Findlay
  • Ray S Gower - Mr JJ Gower
  • Ray S Gower - Miss Scott Findlay
  • Gwendolyn Grant - Mrs M Forrest
  • Gwendolyn Grant - Professor F Cumbrae-Stewart, KC, DCL
  • David Grieve - Mr Conrad Sayce
  • Brenda Holland - Grand-mere
  • Grace Jardine - Lieut Col NC Talbot, MC, CDG
  • Reginald Jerrold-Nathan - The Hon TR Bavin MLA
  • Reginald Jerrold-Nathan - Mr AW Green
  • Reginald Jerrold-Nathan - Sir Alfred Meeks
  • George W Lambert - Mr Howard Hinton
  • George W Lambert - Mr Julian Rossi Ashton
  • Frederick William Leist - Diana Moody
  • Aletta Lewis - Mrs Victor Jenkins
  • Aletta Lewis - Professor AR Radcliffe Brown
  • John Longstaff - Dr Alexander Leeper (Winner: Archibald Prize 1928)
  • John Longstaff - The Hon Theodore Fink
  • Alfred Ernest MacDonald - Mrs AE Macdonald
  • R J McFadden - Self-portrait
  • W B McInnes - Mr Frank Tate, CMG, MA
  • Frederick Hutchisen Monteath - Mr William Macleod
  • Arthur J Murch - Senior Chaplain James Green, CMG, VD
  • Percival James Norton - The Hon SR Innes Noad, MLC
  • Oswald Paul - Steele Rudd
  • Oswald Paul - Mr Roderic Quinn
  • Adelaide Perry - Mrs Mary Gilmore
  • Adelaide Perry - Mr Basil Burdett
  • Edward H Perry - The Duke of Wellington
  • William Rowell - Mr Allan Wilkie, CBE
  • Lyall Trindall - Miss Florence McDonald
  • J S Watkins - Professor Randal Woodhouse
  • Percy I White - Mr Edward Vidler
  • Percy I White - Mr LV Biggs
  • Percy I White - Very Rev Rabbi Dr Joseph Abrahams, MA, PhD
  • Percy I White - Rt Hon Sir Isaac A Isaacs, PC, KCMG
  • Percy I White - Dr William Maloney, MHR
  • Leslie Wilkie - Mr James Ashton
  • Mary Will-Slade - Late Lester S Donaldson SM
  • Mary Will-Slade - An octogenarian
  • Joseph Wolinski - The paisley shawl
  • Joseph Wolinski - Captain Watson
  • Joseph Wolinski - Mr AJ Fischer