Augustus EARLE, Merchant and slave (and other male figures) Enlarge 1 /1

Augustus EARLE

Middlesex, England 1793 – 1838

  • Australia and New Zealand 1825-28

Merchant and slave (and other male figures) (1815-17) Materials & Technique: drawings, drawing in black pencil, pen and ink and watercolour Support: laid paper

Primary Insc: not signed or dated. inscribed upper left above left and centre figures in black pencil, 'Merchant and slave'. inscribed lower left below left-hand figure in black pencil, 'Master'. inscribed lower right below right-hand figure in black pencil, 'Bod...[illeg]'.
Dimensions: sheet 14.8 h x 26.1 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1978
Accession No: NGA 78.105.32
Provenance:
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from Raymond Spiller, relative of Augustus Earle, Pennsylvania, United States of America, 1978.