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Alderstone, England 1851 – Bondi, New South Wales, Australia 1942

  • France 1869
  • Australia from 1878

Sketch for catalogue cover for Exhibition by the Society of Artists [recto] (Mermaid holding skull) [verso] October 1897
Collection Title: Sketchbook mainly of portraits, figures and scenes (Sketchbook 3)
Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, sketchbooks, drawing in pen and ink, ink wash and black pencil Support: thin off-white wove paper

Primary Insc: Dated in work, 'October 1897'.
Dimensions: sheet 18.0 h x 26.7 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1977
Accession No: NGA
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from Richard Ashton, the artist’s son, Sydney, 1977.