Augustus EARLE

Middlesex, England 1793 – 1838

  • Australia and New Zealand 1825-28

Preparatory sketches for 'Saturday night at sea or the Doctor Bung'd' [sleeping men] (1815-17) Materials & Technique: drawings, ink; paper; watercolour drawing in pen and ink, black pencil and watercolour Support: paper

Primary Insc: signed lower right in black pencil, 'A.E'. not dated. inscribed lower centre below second black pencil, sketch of a sleeping figure, black pencil, 'Saturday night at sea on the Doctor bung'd'.
Dimensions: image 38.6 h x 25.6 w cm sheet 41.4 h x 27.9 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1978
Accession No: NGA 78.105.34
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from Raymond Spiller, relative of Augustus Earle, Pennsylvania, United States of America, 1978.