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  • Title
    Item 01: Portrait of Florence Rodway, 1910 / Norman Carter
  • Call number
    ML 339
    Status: On display – Paintings from the Collection, Room 3, West Wall, no. 242
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  • Type of material
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  • Issue Copy
  • Physical Description
    1 painting - oil on canvas - 36 1/8 x 24 in.
  • Copying Conditions
    Copyright status:: In copyright - Life of artist plus 70 years
    Copyright holder:: Norman Carter's assignee
    Approval for reproduction required:
    Please acknowledge:: Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales and Courtesy copyright holder
  • Description source

    Information transferred from Pictures Card Catalogue as part of the eRecords Project 2008-2009
  • General note

    This three-quarter portrait shows signs of having been cut down.

    A full length painting of Florence Rodway by Norman Carter, titled `A Low-toned Harmony', was awarded the Bronze Medal, Salon des Artistes Francais, Paris, 1913.

    Gestural brushstrokes, lighting and shading, appear to be similar in the three-quarter work, described here, and in the full length portrait, `A Low-toned Harmony' reproduced in The Salon (1913).

    `A Low-toned Harmony' was exhibited in Tho Royal Art Society's thirty-first annual exhibition in August 1910. In the Sydney Morning Herald, the sitter, Florence Rodway, is described as wearing `a dark mauve walking costume' with one `gauntleted hand resting at arm's length on the top of her parasol ...' Reference:
    Sydney Morning Herald, 27 August 1910, p. 6

    The current location of `A Low-toned Harmony' is not known. It is possible that this three quarter portrait has been cut down from the original full length portrait, `A Low-toned Harmony', possibly by the artist himself before presenting it to the Library collection in 1962.

    A reproduction and description of `A Low-toned Harmony' is found in:
    `Norman Carter, painter', by Leslie Beer, in The Salon : being the journal of the Institute of Architects of New South Wales; volume 2, number 4, November 1913, pp. 240-246

    Copy Print : ML 339
    Available on open access in the Mitchell Library Reading Room
    Digital order no:Album ID : 888233
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    Signed `Norman Carter' in lower right hand corner. Undated
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    Glorious Days - National Museum of Australia
    Paintings from the Collection - State Library of New South Wales (October, 2018 - )
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