An image of Miss Whiteley

William Pidgeon

(Australia 1909 – 1981)

Miss Whiteley

Location
Not on display
Further information

This is a portrait of Australian writer Frannie Hopkirk, who sat twice for William Pidgeon. Hopkirk, sister of Australian artist Brett Whiteley, wrote the book 'Brett' 1996, a biography of her brother. She also wrote 'The seven loves of Mary Magdalen' 2015, a memoir that was short-listed for the Finch Memoir Prize.

This work was a finalist in the 1954 Archibald Prize and was acquired by the Gallery in 1955.

Year
(circa 1955)
Media
Painting
Medium
oil on canvas
Dimensions
101.6 x 76.2 cm stretcher; 119.6 x 94.4 x 3.5 cm frame
Signature & date

Signed l.r. corner, white oil "W Pidgeon". Not dated.

Credit
Purchased 1955
Accession number
9178
Copyright
© Courtesy of Dorothy Pidgeon