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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 1914 – 1990

Charles Dearden Esquire c.1958 Materials & Technique: photographs, gelatin silver photograph

Primary Insc: Signed l.r. of sheet pen and ink, "Athol Shmith" Label; verso c "Athol Shmith Photography/FRSA FRPS... 125 Collins St, Melbourne C1 Telephone MF 5324". Reverse c. "... Charles Deardon Esq..." Inscribed reverse u.c. ballpoint pen "Date: Monograph"; l.r. ballpoint pen "W/M. 20/24/Are...(illeg.) (crossed out)."
Dimensions: printed image 49.2 h x 39.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1986
Accession No: NGA 86.2152

‘Dearden was the Publicity Director at J.C. Williamson’s and is shown here in his Comedy Theatre offices with posters advertising some of the many shows they brought to this country.’ (Shmith)

Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra