DETAIL: Grace COSSINGTON SMITH,  'Interior in yellow', 1964, oil on composition board, National Gallery of Australia
Grace COSSINGTON SMITH | (Girl with hat sitting in deck chair)

Australia 1892 – Australia 1984
UK, Europe 1912-14; UK, Italy 1949-51
(Girl with hat sitting in deck chair)
Folio of drawings 1908
watercolour and pencil on cardboard
sheet (irregular) 15.6 (h) x 17.5 (w) cm
sight 15.0 (h) x 15.2 (w) cm
not signed, not dated
NGA 1976.705.51.26
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Grace Cossington Smith was close to her immediate family and retained a deep attachment to her home environment throughout her life. This affection is reflected in her earliest known works including portraits of her mother and of other family members. The family had a penchant for nicknames and playfully referred to themselves as the Smithkins. Among these very early works on paper are images of her brother Gordon as a young boy, including those on a number of Smithkin calendars that she created.

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