David LOW

Dunedin, New Zealand 1892 – England 1963

  • Australia 1911-19
  • England from 1919

not titled [New chums] 1906
Collection Title: Album of original art works assembled by R H Croll
Page: page 10, loose in album
Place made: New Zealand
Materials & Technique: drawings, albums, cardboard; graphite; ink drawing in pen and black ink and brush and black ink over black pencil Support: cardboard

Primary Insc: signed and dated lower right in pen and black ink, 'David A.C. Low '06'. not titled.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed verso by William Moore upper left in ink, 'Low Born Dunedin/1892/ This drawing done/ at the age of 14/ W. M.'. Inscribed verso by R. H. Croll lower edge in black pencil, 'Original drawing by David Low / from Wm Moore / 4.4.1921'. Inscribed verso centre in purple crayon, '4 inches wide' [in circle].
Dimensions: image 16.0 h x 15.0 w cm sheet 20.3 h x 16.7 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of Roger Butler 1996
Accession No: NGA 96.592.14
  • 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.