Alfred SELLS

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

  • Australia from 1876-1888

Lake of Como. Near Bellagio. 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 5
Place made: Bellagio, Lombardy, Como 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 lower centre to lower right within image in black pencil, 'On the Lago di Como, near Bellagio'. Inscribed on album page centre to centre right below image in black pen and ink, 'Lake of Como. near Bellagio. 1876.'
Dimensions: image 11.2 h x 17.2 w cm sheet 11.2 h x 17.2 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2010
Accession No: NGA 2010.926.5.A
  • 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.