England 1806 – Hobart, Tasmania, Australia 1837

  • Australia from 20 May 1833 (Adelaide)

[Ploughing a field near Mount Wellington, Tasmania] 1833 or 1834 Place made: Tasmania, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, watercolours, painting in watercolour Support: cream wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.

Primary Insc: no inscriptions.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed on frame backing upper centre to upper right in black pencil, '? JOHN ATKINSON'. Printed on white paper label affixed to frame backing, 'WATERCOLOUR LANDSCAPE BY CHARLES ATKINSON. / Lucas' Farm at Black Brush near Dromedary, / painted about 1833/34. / Atkinson travelled around the country / painting in return for board and lodgings / and small payments. / This Lucas (Richard thought to be) married / Elizabeth Fawkner (John Pascoe Fawkner's / sister) and James Lucas, was one of their / sons. / This painting has been in the family / possession since painted.'
Dimensions: image 25.0 h x 39.4 w cm sheet (sight) 25.0 h x 39.4 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2012
Accession No: NGA 2012.39
  • Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, from a private collection, Tasmania, 2012