Gordon SPRAY, not titled [gum trees] Enlarge 1 /1

Gordon SPRAY

not titled [gum trees] 1939
Collection Title: Album of original art works assembled by R H Croll
Page: page 7.
Place made: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: albums, drawings, painting in watercolour Support: cream wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.

Primary Insc: Signed upper right in black watercolour, 'G.S.'. Inscribed lower left in black watercolour, Christmas greetings'.
Secondary Insc: Inscribed verso by Croll in black pencil, 'Watercolour by Gordon Spray / Christmas 1939'.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: image 12.3 h x 9.7 w cm sheet 16.6 h x 14.2 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of Roger Butler 1996
Accession No: NGA 96.592.10
Provenance:
  • 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.