Augustus EARLE, Eddystone Lighthouse, (fountain at Catania and lookout post at Malta). Enlarge 1 /1

Augustus EARLE

Middlesex, England 1793 – 1838

  • Australia and New Zealand 1825-28

Eddystone Lighthouse, (fountain at Catania and lookout post at Malta). c.1816
Collection Title: Earle, Augustus. Heads, Groups of Heads for Crayons, Ink or Colours, a portfolio containing 62 sheets.
Materials & Technique: drawings, portfolios, drawing in black pencil with watercolour Support: laid paper

Primary Insc: not signed or dated. inscribed centre left below image, black pencil, 'Edestone [sic] Light house 80 feet high / 15 miles / S.S,W of Plymouth'. inscribed centre in black pencil, 'Eddiston [sic] light House'. inscribed lower centre below image in black pancil, 'Malta'. inscribed upper right above image, 'Catania [?]'.
Dimensions: sheet 25.5 h x 28.2 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1978
Accession No: NGA 78.105.19
Provenance:
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from Raymond Spiller, relative of Augustus Earle, Pennsylvania, United States of America, 1978.