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PROPERTY FORMERLY FROM THE HAROLD E MERTZ COLLECTION OF AUSTRALIAN ART, TEXAS

JOHN PASSMORE
1904-1984

Figure Reclining on Beach

$50,000–70,000

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PROPERTY FORMERLY FROM THE HAROLD E MERTZ COLLECTION OF AUSTRALIAN ART, TEXAS

JOHN PASSMORE

1904-1984
Figure Reclining on Beach

oil on composition board
72 x 94.5 cm

Provenance

John Passmore, Sydney
Private Collection
Mr Harold Mertz, New York
The University of Texas, Austin, United States of America, gift from the above in 1972 (label verso)
The Harold E Mertz Collection of Australian Art, Christie's Australia, Melbourne, 28 June 2000, lot 51, illustrated
Private Collection, Sydney, acquired from the above
Important Australian Art, Smith & Singer (trading as Sotheby's Australia), Sydney, 27 August 2019, lot 3, illustrated
Private Collection, New South Wales, acquired from the above

Exhibited

The Mertz Collection of Contemporary Australian Painting, National Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 10 March - 11 April 1966, no. 70
The Australian Painters 1964-66: Contemporary Australian Painting from the Mertz Collection, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 10 March - 16 April 1967, no. 111, illustrated
Legends and Landscape in Australian Art: A Selection of Paintings from the Harold E Mertz Collection at the Archer M Huntington Art Gallery, The University of Texas at Austin, Sarah Campbell Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, 9 November - 19 December 1986

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