Alfred SELLS

Southwark, Surrey, England 1822 – Edenbridge, Kent, England 1908

  • Australia from 1876-1888

Campanile at Buguggiate. Lake of Como. 1876
Collection Title: Album of sketches [views of Europe, Saint Helena and from voyage on S.S. Somersetshire; views of Adelaide and the Barossa Valley, South Australia]
Page: page 3
Place made: Buguggiate, Lombardy, Varese province, Italy
Materials & Technique: drawings, graphite; ink; paper; watercolour drawing in pen and ink and watercolour over black pencil Support: medium-weight smooth off-white wove paper tipped into album
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark

Primary Insc: Inscribed upper right to centre right within image in black pencil, '[illeg.]' Inscribed lower right within image in black pencil, '[illeg.] / near Bellagio / [illeg] Como / [illeg.]' Inscribed on album page lower centre to lower right below image in black pen and ink, 'Campanile at Juggiate [sic.]. Lake of Como. / 1876.'
Dimensions: image 16.0 h x 23.6 w cm sheet 16.0 h x 23.6 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2010
Accession No: NGA 2010.926.3.B
  • Collection of the artist.
  • Thence by descent to private collection, England.
  • Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia from Bonhams, Exploration and Travel, London, 15 September 2010.