Where daddy fell, 1915 / painted by Antonio Dattilo-Rubbo

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Where daddy fell, 1915 / painted by Antonio Dattilo-Rubbo

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ML 1497

Record identifier

9qoa5701

Where daddy fell, 1915 / painted by Antonio Dattilo-Rubbo

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Where daddy fell, 1915 / painted by Antonio Dattilo-Rubbo

Full title

Where daddy fell, 1915 / painted by Antonio Dattilo-Rubbo

Date

1915

Call Numbers

ML 1497

Record Identifier

9qoa5701

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Physical Description

Contents

1 painting - visible image 106 x 120 cm., in frame 123 x 140 cm - oil on canvas
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Level of description

Fonds

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Copying Conditions

Copyright status : In copyright - Life of artist plus 70 years.

Copyright holder : Estate of Antonio Dattilo-Rubbo

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Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales and Courtesy Estate of Antonio Dattilo-Rubbo

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SCOPE AND CONTENTS

Contents

A domestic vignette of an Australian family mourning the death of a close family member who served and fell in the First World War. Image depicts an older bearded man pointing at a map location to a young boy holding a Union Jack, and female figure dressed in black with her face covered in her handkerchief.

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Full title

Where daddy fell, 1915 / painted by Antonio Dattilo-Rubbo

AUTHORS, ARTISTS AND CONTRIBUTORS

NOTES

General note

Frame: original, F. Holdsworth, Sydney (label verso)

Signature / Inscriptions

Signed and dated, lower right corner: A. Dattilo Rubbo/ Sydney 1915

CONTEXTUAL INFORMATION

Source

Purchased from Sotheby's, Woollahra, 26 May 2017, Lot 50.

Exhibited in

Quick March! The Children of World War I

Administrative / Biographical history

Anthony Dattilo Rubbo (1870 - 1955) was born in Naples and received classical art training in Italy. He arrived in Australia in 1897, and over the next couple of years established himself in Sydney as the major competitor of Julian Ashton. He taught at a number of Sydney private schools and was the most popular instructor at the school of the (Royal) Art Society of New South Wales. At the turn of the century his flat near the Bulletin offices was a meeting place for Sydney's Bohemian community. Grace Cossington Smith, Roland Wakelin and Roy de Maistre were all Rubbo's students, and the first modern paintings in Australia arose from Rubbo's openness to new ideas. In 1924 he helped to found Manly Art Gallery and Historical Collection (to which he donated over one hundred of his own works) and the Dante Alighieri Art and Literary Society. This scene by Anthony Dattilo Rubbo was painted the year of the Gallipoli campaign, and illustrates the impact of the First World War on the Australian home front and on individual families. The figures in the scene are unknown, but represent the everyday Australian family who were affected by the War. References: National Portrait Gallery, http://www.portrait.gov.au , accessed 4 May 2017 Library correspondence file...

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Call Numbers

ML 1497

Record Identifier

9qoa5701

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https://collection.sl.nsw.gov.au/record/9qoa5701

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Reference code

1008776

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