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Norman Carter painted a striking and flamboyant full-length portrait of friend and fellow artist Florence Rodway. It was exhibited at the Royal Art Society of NSW, won a bronze medal in the Paris Salon in 1913, and was exhibited at London’s Royal Academy in 1914. The portrait then disappeared from view.
In 1962, Carter presented a three-quarter length portrait of Rodway to the Library. Identical in colour and pose to his full-length study, this smaller canvas shows clear signs of having been cut down on two sides. Why Carter chose to reduce a much lauded, prize-winning portrait to this size, is not known.
Copyright status: In copyright - Life of artist plus 70 years
Copyright holder: Norman Carter's assignee
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