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PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE COLLECTION, SYDNEY

WILLIAM DOBELL
1899-1970

The Chamber Maid (1937)

$400,000–600,000

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PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE COLLECTION, SYDNEY

WILLIAM DOBELL

1899-1970
The Chamber Maid (1937)

oil on wood
signed 'WILLIAM DOBELL / WILLIAM DOBELL' lower centre
29 x 35 cm

Provenance

William Dobell, London and Sydney
Miss Anne Wienholt (Mrs Ivan Lewis), Sydney, by March 1942, until at least 1965
Mr Barry Taffs, Covers Collection, Sydney
Private Collection, Sydney
Martin Browne Fine Art, Sydney (label verso)
Private Collection, Sydney, acquired from the above in 1988

Exhibited

Winter Exhibition, New English Art Club, London, October - November 1937
Society of Artists Annual Exhibition, Education Department's Art Gallery, Sydney, 4-25 August 1939, no. 171, 15 gns
Annual Exhibition, Contemporary Art Society, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 9 August - 1 September 1940, no. 48
Annual Exhibition, Contemporary Art Society, David Jones' Art Gallery, Sydney, 24 September - 24 October 1940, no. 45, 25 gns
Margaret Preston and William Dobell Loan Exhibition, National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 19 March - 16 April 1942, no. 2 (label verso)
William Dobell, David Jones' Art Gallery, Sydney, 1-26 August 1944, no 57, 'Maid Looking Out of Window'
The Art of William Dobell, National Gallery Society of Queensland, Brisbane, 11 August - September 1959, no. 10
Paintings and Drawings by William Dobell, John Martin & Co. Ltd, Adelaide, March 1960, no. 44, 'Maid at the Window'
William Dobell: Paintings from 1926-1964, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 15 July - 30 August 1964, no. 58, 'Maid at the Window' (label verso)
William Dobell: An Exhibition of Selected Works, Commonwealth Festival of Arts, Qantas Gallery, London, 14 September - 16 October 1965, no. 9, 'Maid at the Window'
20th Century Australian and New Zealand Painting, Martin Browne Fine Art, 22 August - 8 September 1991, no. 11, 'Maid at a Window', illustrated

Literature

The Society of Artists. Large and Lively Show. Notable Portraits', The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, 3 August 1939, p. 15
'Vital "New" Art Show', The Daily Telegraph, Sydney, 24 September 1940, p. 9
'Great Portrait of Airman. New Exhibition Open to Public', The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, 19 March 1942, p. 7
'Australia in Art', Studio, London, October 1942, p. 130 (illustrated)
Sydney Ure Smith (ed.), The Art of William Dobell, Ure Smith, Sydney, 1946, p. 62 (illustrated), 'Maid at a Window'
James Gleeson, William Dobell, Thames and Hudson, London, 1964, cat. no. 58, 'Maid at the Window', pp. 36, 129 (illustrated), 191
James Gleeson, William Dobell (rev. ed.), Thames and Hudson, London, 1969, illustration 16, pp. 39 (illustrated), 207, 'Maid at the Window'
Virginia Freeman, Dobell on Dobell, Ure Smith, Sydney, 1970, p. 41 (illustrated), 'Maid at the Window'
Brian Adams, Portrait of An Artist: A Biography of William Dobell, Hutchinson Group, Melbourne, 1983, p. 80

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