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Print
839923
  • Title
    Millicent Preston-Stanley, Mrs Crawford Vaughan, 1950 / Mary Edwards
  • Creator
  • Call number
    DG 396
    Status: On display – Paintings from the Collection, Room 3, West Wall, no. 252
  • Level of description
    fonds
  • Date

    1950
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    839923
  • Issue Copy
    DigitisedAvailable on open access in the Mitchell Library Reading Room
  • Physical Description
    1 painting - oil on canvas - 39 x 28 in. inside frame, in gilt wooden frame 50 x 41 in.
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    The subject, Millicent Preston-Stanley (1883-1955), was a politician and feminist. She was born on 9 September 1883 in Sydney, the eldest child of Augustine Gregory Stanley, a Sydney-born grocer, and his wife Fanny Helen (nee Preston).

    In 1925 Preston-Stanley became the first female member of the N.S.W. Legislative Assembly, representing the Eastern Suburbs, a seat she held until 1927.

    Throughout her life she was involved in a number of women's organisations, such as the Feminist Club of which she was President from 1919-34 and 1952-55.

    She married Crawford Vaughan, a company director and former Premier of South Australia, in Sydney in 1934. She died in Sydney on 23 June 1955.

    Reference:
    Australian Dictionary of Biography. http://adb.anu.edu.au/ (accessed 19 April 2012)
  • Copying Conditions
    Copyright status:: In copyright - Life of artist plus 70 years
    Rights and Restrictions Information:: No reproduction without prior written approval of copyright holder
    Please acknowledge:: Dixson Galleries, 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.
    Title from back of canvas
  • General note

    The portrait was hung in the Archibald Prize in 1950.

    Reference:
    Faces of Australia : image, reality and the portrait / Richard Neville. Sydney : State Library of New South Wales Press, 1992.
    Copy print DG 396
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    Signed and dated in lower left hand corner 'Mary Edwards 1950'.
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