Tom ROBERTS, A summer morning tiff. Enlarge 1 /1


Dorchester, England 1856 – Kallista, Victoria, Australia 1931

  • Australia from 1869
  • England, Europe 1881- 85, 1903-23

A summer morning tiff. 1886 Place made: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, cardboard; ink etching, printed in brown ink, from one copper plate Support: medium-weight smooth off-white wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.
Edition State: published state
Impression: undesignated impression
Edition: edition unknown

Primary Insc: Signed lower right corner of sheet in sepia pen and ink, 'Tom Roberts'. Inscribed across upper edge of sheet in sepia pen and ink, 'Grosvenor Studio. Friday June 1. 88.' Inscribed across base of sheet in sepia pen and ink, 'Come up. Wed June 6 next [three musical notes] / 8.P.M'. Inscribed verso in sepia ink, 'Mr Theo Fink Esq. / 'B...[illeg}..liande' / Walsh St / S. Yarra'.
Dimensions: plate-mark 11.3 h x 8.7 w cm sheet 12.5 h x 8.7 w cm
Cat Raisonné: PIAP | R 1886.1 | impression
Acknowledgement: Gift of John McPhee 2007. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Accession No: NGA 2007.30
Subject: Australia, Art style: Painter-etchers 1860s-1938
  • Gift toTheodore Fink (1855-1942), from the artist, 1888.
  • Goodmans Auctions, Sydney, 3 July 2003, lot 89
  • John McPhee 2003-2007
  • Gift to the National Gallery of Australia, from the John McPhee, 2007