Augustus EARLE

Middlesex, England 1793 – 1838

  • Australia and New Zealand 1825-28

French port captain (and three other character studies) (1815-17) Materials & Technique: drawings, watercolours, graphite; paper; watercolour drawing in black pencil and watercolour Support: wove paper

Primary Insc: signed lower right in black pencil, 'A Earle'. not dated. inscribed above upper left image, black pencil, 'Commissary on the pier at... (illeg)'. inscribed above upper right image, black pencil, '...(illeg) Malta'. inscribed below lower left image, black pencil, 'French port Captain'.
Secondary Insc: Inscribed centre left in black pencil, '...(illeg) /Oak Leaf/&/ Anchors'.
Dimensions: image 38.5 h x 25.7 w cm sheet (irregular) 41.4 h x 27.6 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1978
Accession No: NGA 78.105.9
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from Raymond Spiller, relative of Augustus Earle, Pennsylvania, United States of America, 1978.