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Head of an old man (circa 1948)

Victor Pasmore

oil on canvas

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Head of an old man (circa 1948)





Oil, Canvas

Physical Object Description:

Frontal portrait of old man with large eyes with deep, purple shadows, painted against a yellow background. Inscribed with a transcription (back of canvas): No.3/PREPARED BY/ROBERSON & Co./...N.W. Medium Ink stamp


51.2 × 41.0 cm

Accession Number:



Presented by the Contemporary Art Society, 1951

Ownership history:

Purchased from The Redfern Gallery by Raymond Mortimer (1895-1980) for the Contemporary Art Society, 1948; presented to National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 1950


Portraits, Man

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