Alfred SELLS, Lake of Como. Near Varenna. Enlarge 1 /1

Alfred SELLS

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

  • Australia from 1876-1888

Lake of Como. Near Varenna. 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: Varenna, Lombardy, Lecco 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 Lago di Como / near Varenna. / 1826'. Inscribed on album page lower centre to lower right below image in black pen and ink, 'Lake of Como. near Varenna. 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.B
Provenance:
  • 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.