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[Portrait of Dorothy Gordon Jenner], 1952 / oil painting by Judy Cassab
Full title: [Portrait of Dorothy Gordon Jenner], 1952 / oil painting by Judy Cassab
Author/creator: Cassab, Judy, 1920-2015.
Call Numbers: ML 1505
Record Identifier: YRlB64Vn
Formats: Pictures, Paintings
Contents: 1 painting - image 71.0 x 59.0 cm, within frame 92 x 80.5 cm - oil on canvas, framed
Completed within the first few years of Judy Cassab’s post war immigration to Australia from Europe, this portrait provides evidence of the importance for the artist of securing cultivated friendships in Australia. On 7 September 1952, Cassab (a life-time diarist) recorded ‘I have just finished a portrait of Andres who writes in the Telegraph. She is cosmopolitan, very witty and still very beautiful. She was a prisoner of War in Hong Kong.’ The artist’s diaries further confirm the early professional support rendered by Jenner who promoted Cassab through her column, encouraging potential patrons (including newspaper owner Warwick Fairfax) and setting the example of acquiring her work. This portrait is also highly suggestive of the compatibility between the artist and the sitter who were known to have been close friends.