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gelatin silver photograph
(54.6 × 38.2 cm)
Place/s of Execution
Melbourne, Victoria
inscribed in ink (in image) l.r.: Ruth / Hollick
Accession Number
Australian Photography
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented through The Art Foundation of Victoria by Mrs Lucy Crosbie Morrison, Member, 1996
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Thought is a portrait of the artist's niece in a distinctly Australian costume adorned with appliqued gum leaves and a gum nut belt. The sitter is pictured in a meditative pose and the evocative title of the photograph encourages an allegorical interpretation of the work. The photograph is an exhibition-size print in its original frame. Hollick entered 'Thought' in the Colonial Exhibition in London in 1921 and was awarded a bronze medal.