This is a delicate, intimate pastel portrait of Dr Margaret Sutherland (1897-1984), as a young girl around eight years of age. Dr Sutherland became an eminent Australian composer, and was the niece of Jane Sutherland.
In the Women's Art
Register files, there is an interview with Dr Margaret Sutherland, where
she comments on her aunt, Jane:
The work was offered for sale through Christie's Australia. Australian Paintings, Prints and Books. April 1986, Catalogue no.198.
Left: Arthur Streeton
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