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Donald Laycock

The Oracle of the Sphinx, 1962

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Catalogue number: 21

oil on canvas on board

183.00 x 122.00

signed l.l.

Provenance:

Margaret Carnegie, till the early 1970s;
Allen D. Christensen Fund, till 1998; through Charles Nodrum Gallery; to Private Collection, since then

Exhibited:

Helena Rubinstein Travelling Art Scholarship, AGNSW, Aug 1962, No. 22;
A Retrospective Exhibition of Paintings by Donald Laycock, University of Melbourne, September, 1972, no 10;
Paintings from the Collection of Mr and Mrs Douglas Carnegie, National Gallery of Victoria, October, 1966, no. 49;
Paintings from the Collection of Allen D. Christensen, National Gallery of Victoria, December, 1976, no. 26;
Modern Australian Painting, Charles Nodrum Gallery, 17 March - 9 April 2011, no 34; Art Gallery of Ballarat, on loan, till 2017

Literature & references:

John Reed, New Painting 1952-62, Longmans (Art in Australia series) 1963, illus;
Michael Shannon, Margaret Carnegie - the Art Collectors 4, Art & Australia, Vol 4, No 2, Spring 1966, illus p 152: "Dominating the wall opposite the Bilu is The Oracle by Donald Laycock, quelling even the chariot with his sombre eyes. Laycock painted a series of oracles - another is in the Mertz Collection. They are all monumental in scale and very compelling ..."
Shannon, op cit.

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