Alfred SELLS, Preparing for port. Enlarge 1 /1

Alfred SELLS

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

  • Australia from 1876-1888

Preparing for port. 1877
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 23
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 left to lower right within image in black pencil, 'Lat. 46 [degrees]:57' / Long. 102 [degrees]:15' / Preparing for port. / Febr. 21st 1877.' Inscribed on album page centre to centre right below image in black pen and ink, 'Preparing for Port. Febr: 21st. 1877.'
Dimensions: image 15.4 h x 11.7 w cm sheet 15.4 h x 11.7 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2010
Accession No: NGA 2010.926.23.A
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.