Gayfield SHAW

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia 1885 – Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 1961

The River. 1936
Collection Title: Album of original art works assembled by R H Croll
Page: page 13, top
Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, albums, ink; paper etching, printed in brown ink , from one plate Support: paper

Primary Insc: Signed lower right below plate-mark in black pencil, 'Gayfield Shaw'. Titled lower left below plate-mark in black pencil, 'The River'. Inscribed in black pencil, 'To R.H.Croll Esq / from Gayfield Shaw/ Xmas 1936'.
Dimensions: plate-mark 7.8 h x 12.6 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of Roger Butler 1996
Accession No: NGA 96.592.17
  • 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.