William STRUTT, Study for the Hero in 'Black Thursday, February 6th, 1851'' Enlarge 1 /1

William STRUTT

Teignmouth, Devonshire, England 1825 – Wadhurst, England 1915

  • France 1838-48
  • Australia 1850-55
  • New Zealand 1855-56
  • Australia 1856-62

Study for the Hero in 'Black Thursday, February 6th, 1851'' between 1862 and 1864 Place made: London, Greater London, England
Materials & Technique: drawings, watercolours, drawing in black pencil with additions in watercolour Support: thin smooth buff wove paper mounted on blue paper
Manufacturer's Mark: presence of manufacturer's mark undetermined due to secondary support.

Primary Insc: signed lower left of sheet in pen and black ink, 'William Strutt'. not dated. signed and titled lower centre of backing in pen and black ink, and black pencil, 'Study for the Hero / in Black Thursday by William Strutt'. inscribed verso, 'The Fools do not value the original work / in Melbourne'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: Christies label lower right of frame, '33'.
Dimensions: image 12.6 h x 18.6 w cm sheet 13.0 h x 19.0 w cm backing 15.8 h x 19.8 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2005
Accession No: NGA 2005.944
  • Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, from Christie's Fine Art Auctioneers, Melbourne, December, 2005.
  • From the auction, 'Australian, International and contemporary paintings (sale 1064)', Melbourne: Christie's, 22 November 2005, lot 33, (illustrated).