Mary Abbott

(Australia 1906 – 1996)

Florence sleeping

Location
Not on display
Further information

Mary Abbott was born in Quirindi, NSW in 1906 and studied at a number of art schools in Sydney and London, most significantly at the Julian Ashton School from 1938-43. Between 1954 and 1958 she had paintings hung in the Archibald Prize five times, all portraits of women, reflecting her work as a portraitist, with which, along with teaching, she supported herself for much of her career. Her work was the subject of a retrospective exhibition at the Bathurst Regional Art Gallery in 1985. The subject of this portrait is the artist's sister Florence.

Year
1938
Media
Drawing
Medium
pencil on pale grey paper
Dimensions
31.8 x 23.3 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., pencil "Mary M.Abbott/ 1938".
Credit
Gift of Chris Roberts 2014
Accession number
49.2014
Copyright
© Estate of Mary Abbott