Title and Year: Dame Mary Gilmore, 1957
Size: 90cm x 73cm
Medium: Oil on Board
Collection: Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Subject: Portraits, Female Portraits
The sitter for this portrait was a notable Australian poet and humanitarian. Dame Mary Gilmore was painted and drawn several times by Dobell, with this 1957 version being the most finished.
The distinguished writer gave Dobell a most flattering comment when she said "The painting is far more important than the sitter. This painting will still be carrying my identity when my own work is forgotten." Dame Mary Gilmore Quote