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Archibald Prize 1929

Entries: 75 works
Exhibition dates: from 17 January 1930 for approximately one month
All entries were exhibited; no limit to number of works each artist could submit

For the first time, a Wynne Prize exhibition was held at the Gallery in conjunction with the Archibald Prize exhibition.

Media reports noted that many of this year’s entries were portraits of society figures and the well-to-do – including commissioned works – rather than of some man or woman distinguished in art, letters, science or politics. A letter writer to a newspaper suggested the Archibald Prize should be renamed ‘the McInnes, Longstaff Pension Fund’ as the award and its prize money had gone to either WB McInnes or John Longstaff every year except one.

  • James Muir Auld - Self-portrait
  • James Muir Auld - Portrait of a lady
  • Herbert Badham - W Moppett, MD
  • Caroline Barker - Portrait
  • Bessie Boultbee - Miss Margaret Elliott
  • Walter Armiger Bowring - Geoffrey Fairfax, Esq
  • Walter Armiger Bowring - Miss Isabel Fidler, BA
  • Walter Armiger Bowring - Mrs J McCaughey
  • Walter Armiger Bowring - Rear Admiral ERGR Evans
  • Ernest Buckmaster - L Gill, Esq
  • Ernest Buckmaster - Self-portrait
  • Ernest Buckmaster - Mrs E Wharton Lloyd
  • Norman Carter - Sir Thomas Henley
  • Norman Carter - Miss Mary Doberer
  • Elaine Coghlan - Monsieur de Closay
  • Colin Colahan - M Tarczynski
  • Irene E Crossing - Frank Albert, Esq
  • Thomas Dean - Miss H Saunders
  • EJ De Lough - Life's triple span
  • Roi de Mestre - His Excellency The Governor of NSW, the Right Honorable Admiral, Sir Dudley de Chair, KCB, MVO
  • Aileen R Dent - Mrs Dale
  • Aileen R Dent - E Bakewell, Esq
  • Aileen R Dent - EO Farley, Esq
  • Amadeus Julius Fischer - Miss Marion Brown
  • Amadeus Julius Fischer - Self-portrait
  • Amadeus Julius Fischer - Miss Betty Robertson
  • Amadeus Julius Fischer - Miss K Booth
  • Helena Nellie Govett - James Bromilow, Esq
  • Ray S Gower - JJ Gower, Esq
  • Ray S Gower - Miss Irma Scott Findlay
  • Ray S Gower - Mrs CC Kent
  • Gwendolyn Grant - Dr WN Robertson, CBE, MB, Ch M, FACS, FCSA
  • Gwendolyn Grant - Major General Spencer Browne, CB, VD
  • John J Hennessy - Eibhlin
  • Reginald Jerrold-Nathan - Mrs Albert Littlejohn
  • Reginald Jerrold-Nathan - Self-portrait
  • Reginald Jerrold-Nathan - Miss Jordan
  • Reginald Jerrold-Nathan - Mrs Kenneth Street
  • Frederick William Leist - Fordyce Wheeler, Esq
  • Frederick William Leist - Dr Murphy
  • John Longstaff - The Hon WA Holman, KC (Winner: Archibald Prize 1929)
  • John Longstaff - Mrs Frank Albert
  • Walter Halloran Lumsdaine - Thomas Kennedy, Esq
  • Herbert W McCulley - Self-portrait
  • Alfred Ernest MacDonald - Mrs P Truman
  • Alfred Ernest MacDonald - JH Smairl, Esq, MA
  • W B McInnes - Miss Swinburne
  • W B McInnes - Ven Archdeacon Hindley
  • W B McInnes - Betty
  • W B McInnes - Sir Willliam Irvine, KCMG
  • W B McInnes - Mr Frank Tate, CMG, MA
  • W B McInnes - Miss Wales
  • Florence Mofflin - Charles Henderson, Esq
  • Florence Mofflin - GVF Mann, Esq, CBE
  • Florence Mofflin - Norman Fortescue Perston, Esq
  • Percival James Norton - Miss Leila Waring
  • Constance Paul - Miss Pam Gordon
  • Constance Paul - Walter Burley Griffin, Esq
  • Oswald Paul - Mrs Dorothy Ellsmore Paul
  • Oswald Paul - Miss Dulcie Deamer
  • Jessie M Prigg - Miss A Murray
  • May Prince - Miss K Britten
  • May Prince - Mrs PE Coleman
  • Reginald G Russom - Henry Lawson
  • Lyall Trindall - Clifton R Penny, Esq
  • Lyall Trindall - NR MacKay, Esq
  • Lyall Trindall - Mrs NR MacKay
  • Percy I White - SS Cohen, Esq
  • Percy I White - Morris Symonds, Esq
  • Mary Will-Slade - Miss Mavis Dickson
  • Mary Will-Slade - Captain WJ Wade, MBE
  • Joseph Wolinski - Lt Col AW Hyman, OBE, VD
  • Joseph Wolinski - Dr JS Purdy
  • Joseph Wolinski - Miss Rosalie Wilson
  • Joseph Wolinski - Self-portrait