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Antonio Dattilo-Rubbo:


The Oil Portraits in the Collection of the Manly Art Gallery & Museum

The faces that fascinated Dattilo-Rubbo so much live on in this extensive collection of oil portraiture, that makes up a large part of the Dattilo-Rubbo holdings in the Manly Art Gallery & Museum. Portraits of old men take up a large part; as Tom Bass pointed out, Dattilo-Rubbo was fascinated with the old face. However, students and young women also caught the portraist's eye, and stereotypes - the worker, the jackaroo, and the friar. Dattilo-Rubbo's self-portraits reveal the artist's perception of himself in various stages of his own life.



Abbreviations:

nd = not dated
ooc = oil on canvas
oob = oil on board
oocb = oil on cardboard


Self-portrait in the Open Air, nd, ooc, 91 x 61 cm



























Father and Son, 1923, ooc, 52 x 36 cm























The Artist and the Model, 1940, ooc, 76 x 91 cm
E
xhibited in the Archibald Prize 1940





















Betty (Girl in Red Bonnet), 1917, ooc, 46 x 36 cm





















The Student, nd, ooc, 53 x 43 cm






















Happy School Days, nd, ooc, 61 x 41 cm

























Sweet Seventeen, oob, 56 x 38 cm
























Australian Girl, 1937, ooc, 74 x 59 cm























Profile, 1938, ooc, 39 x 29 cm





















Sun Spots, 1941, oocb, 46 x 34 cm





















Brunette, oob, 51 x 36 cm





















Le Froid, (The Cold), 1938, ooc, 56 x 38 cm






















Sweet fruits, 1940, oocb, 61 x 47 cm





















Native Flowers, 1943, ooc, 61 x 46 cm



















Weary, 1942, ooc, 58 x 46 cm



















Apres la Matinee, 1943, ooc, 70 x 53 cm






















In the Bathroom, 1940, ooc, 91 x 61 cm






















Oriental Girl, ooc, 51 x 35 cm

















Cup of Fate, 1921, ooc, 76 x 64 cm



















Superstition, 1941, oob, 59 x 43 cm






















The Charwoman, ooc, 51 x 42 cm





















The Charwoman, oocb, 38 x 26 cm



















Our Daily Help, ooc, 46 x 38 cm
Shown at the Mostra Oltramare, Naples




















An Army Lassie, ooc, 59 x 43 cm






















Biddy, 1941, oocb, 55 x 44 cm






















An Ancient Dame, oob, 39 x 29 cm



















Kinnie Minnie, nd, oocb, 51 x 66 cm

















Antonio, 1935, ooc, 36 x 31 cm

















A Royal Drummer, 1935, ooc, 78 x 54 cm






















A Warrior Bold, nd, ooc, 66 x 54 cm






















An Interlude, 1946, ooc, 76 x 53 cm

























Good News, ooc, 61 x 47 cm























Past-Time, 1928, ooc, 107 x 76 cm


























A Pioneer, ooc, 41 x 35 cm



















A Station Overseer, 1947, oob, 70 x 56 cm




















A Jackaroo, 1943, oob, 91 x 51 cm























A Worker, ooc, 44 x 35 cm
















Inquisitive Tom, oocb, 38 x 30 cm



















An ancient Mariner, ooc, 75 x 55 cm




















The Showman, 1941, oocb, 51 x 40 cm




















Good wine needs no bush (sic), nd, ooc, 71 x 56 cm





















A Friar, ooc, 41 x 34 cm

















On the Index, 1940, ooc, 87 x 61 cm


























The Thinker, ooc, 51 x 41 cm
























The Agitator, ooc, 88 x 65 cm























The Suspect, ooc, 49 x 39 cm

















The Convalescent, nd, ooc, 56 x 40 cm
























An Old Bachelor, nd, oocb, 71 x 51 cm
























Old Age, nd, ooc, 37 x 32 cm






















Recollections, ooc, 87 x 54 cm


























  A Needed Rest, nd, ooc, 106 x 49 cm

























His pet, 1938, oocb, 71 x 57 cm




















A puff, nd, ooc, 46 x 56 cm



















Smoko, 1935, ooc, 102 x 71 cm




























Forty Winks, 1929, ooc, 91 x 71 cm






















Derelicts, 1910, ooc,
150 x 76 cm















Ruling Passion, 1913, ooc,
sll, 153 x 91 cm


















Portrait of Dr Marie Bentivoglio ( Mrs F R Baldeschi),
1925, ooc























Paul Grano, poet, 1947, ooc, 87 x 62 cm

























Portrait of Herbert Z. Marriner Hon, 1937
ooc, 70 x 51 cm




















W. P. Gledhill, 1946, ooc, 70 x 56 cm




















H. G. Twigden, Esq, 1953, ooc, 58 x 48 cm




















Other oil portraits:

Ma femme, nd, ooc, 50 x 50 cm

Boccaccio, 1930, ooc, 61 x 50 cm

Betty, 1934, ooc, 122 x 91 cm

Untitled portrait, 1909, ooc



Visit also Antonio Dattilo-Rubbo's:

Landscapes in oil

Watercolours

Works in various media


 
                       
                             
                                         



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