Joy HESTER, Hold back the dawn Enlarge 1 /1


Elsternwick, Victoria, Australia 1920 – Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 1960

Hold back the dawn c.1942 Place made: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Creation Notes: Date estimated by curator
Materials & Technique: drawings, Support: cardboard

Primary Insc: not signed. not dated. inscribed lower centre in oil paint, ' 'Hold back the dawn' ' PAINTED ON BOARD: 'Subscribe in advance / subscription to the next war loan maybe lodged now apply here' / by authority: L F Johnston/Comm Govt. Printer / Canberra 68
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed on label verso centre left in ballpoint pen, '1 [in circle] Joy Hester c.1942 / 'Hold Back The Dawn' / oil on paper board / $1500 / Reed Collection'. Inscribed verso centre right in ballpoint pen, '68'
Dimensions: sheet 45.2 h x 31.3 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1976
Accession No: NGA 76.629
  • Reed Collection/Sweeney Reed