Harold HERBERTVictor COBB, The old gum. Enlarge 1 /1


Ballarat, Victoria, Australia 1891 – Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 1945

  • Europe, Morocco 1919-22

Victor COBB

Footscray, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 1876 – 1945

printer, intaglio

  • South Africa 1901-05

The old gum. c.1928
Collection Title: Album of original art works assembled by R H Croll
Page: page 2
Place made: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: albums, prints, ink; paper etching, printed in black ink, from one plate Support: paper
Edition State: published state
Impression: 27/50
Edition: edition of 50; no edition of 1991 printing

Primary Insc: inscribed 'for Bob [Robert Croll] / from Harold Herbert'. titled lower centre below plate-mark in black pencil, 'An old Gum'. inscribed lower right below plate-mark in black pencil, '27/50'
Secondary Insc: inscribed lower right below plate-mark in black pencil, 'V.E.C. imp.'.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: plate-mark 12.5 h x 11.1 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of Roger Butler 1996
Accession No: NGA 96.592.3
Subject: Australia, Art style: Painter-etchers 1860s-1938
  • The album was assembled by Robert Henderson Croll (1869-1947), writer, biorgrapher, art historian. (see ADB, vol.8, pp154-5).
  • The Croll estate was sold by the book dealer Kenneth Hince (Melbourne) and Malvern Fine Art Gallery Melbourne.
  • The album was acquired by Roger Butler from Malvern Fine Art Gallery prior to 1981.
  • Gift to the National Gallery of Australia, from Roger Butler, Canberra, June 1996.