Item #CL187-160 Miss Northern Territory. Dora Toovey, Aust.
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Miss Northern Territory

c1960s. Oil on canvas, signed on image lower right, titled, artist’s name with address and annotated “xm3513” in ink verso, 26.6 x 21.7cm. Minor paint loss to upper and lower edges. Framed.

Address reads “23 Parriwi Road, Mosman, NSW.”

Dora Toovey's work is held in AGNSW, and the NPG with the comment “Dora Toovey, born in Bathurst, trained in Sydney under Antonio Dattilo-Rubbo, James R. Jackson (whom she married) and John Passmore. She painted portraits from 1924; during three years’ travel studies from 1926 she attended the Académie Julian in Paris, and spent some time under Augustus John in the south of France. A long-term resident of Mosman, Toovey frequently exhibited landscapes in the Wynne Prize, and she was an Archibald finalist thirty-four (34) times though she never won the Prize. She won the Portia Geach Memorial Award in 1970 with a self-portrait in a landscape, and 1978 with a portrait of Neville Bonner.”

Item #CL187-160

Price (AUD): $1,350.00  other currencies

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