We acknowledge the Gadigal of the Eora Nation, the traditional custodians of the Country on which the Art Gallery of NSW stands.

Frank G Dickinson Emmet Spring, MS, FRACS

acrylic on board

100 x 74.5 cm

Image courtesy Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

This portrait by Frank Dickinson of surgeon William Emmet Spring (born 1911) is now in the collection of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. Spring’s long-term tennis partner, Dickson worked as an accountant until the success of this portrait in the Archibald competition.