Sir William Dargie
ROBSON, M.C., M.A., 1946
This work was awarded the Archibald Prize for 1946.
The work is illustrated in the Peter Ross book 'Let's Face It' published in 1999, and Ross informs us in his entry for this work, that it was one of 79 works selected from the 153 works submitted for the Archibald Prize.
Overall, 314 works were rejected that year from a combined total of 535 entries for the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman prizes.
The prize money for the Archibald that year was noted as between 400 and 500 pounds, and the exhibition dates were from 18 January to 2 March 1947.
Anna Waldmann in
her article on 'The Archibald Prize' published in the Summer 1982 edition
of Art and Australia noted that,,
noted that it was reported that the portrait
Ross also further
The sitter for Dargie's prize-winning portrait was Leonard Charles Robson M.C., M.A. Headmaster of Shore (Sydney Church of England Grammar School).
Further information on Leonard Charles Robson C.B.E. 1954, M.C., M.A. Oxon., BSc. Syd., can be located in the 1959 edition of 'Who's Who in Australia'.
Arthur Streeton - Above Us The Great Grave Sky, 1890