Augustus EARLE, Sicilian native, Italian peasant girl and Sicilian luxury. Enlarge 1 /1

Augustus EARLE

Middlesex, England 1793 – 1838

  • Australia and New Zealand 1825-28

Sicilian native, Italian peasant girl and Sicilian luxury. 1816
Collection Title: Earle, Augustus. Heads, Groups of Heads for Crayons, Ink or Colours, a portfolio containing 62 sheets.
Materials & Technique: drawings, portfolios, ink; paper; watercolour drawings in black pencil and watercolour Support: wove paper

Primary Insc: Signed and dated lower centre in black pencil, 'A Earle/1816'. Inscribed centre left below image, black pencil, 'Native'. Inscribed centre right below image, black pencil, 'Italian peasant Girl'. Inscribed lower left below image, black pencil, 'Sicilian Luxury'.
Dimensions: image 38.7 h x 26.0 w cm sheet (irregular) 41.2 h x 26.9 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1978
Accession No: NGA 78.105.50
Provenance:
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from Raymond Spiller, relative of Augustus Earle, Pennsylvania, United States of America, 1978.