Alfred SELLS

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

  • Australia from 1876-1888

S.S. Somersetshire, nearing Melbourne. 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 25
Place made: Victoria, Australia
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 within image in black pencil, 'Getting near Melbourne'. Inscribed lower centre to lower right within image in black pencil, '[illeg.]' Inscribed on album page centre to centre right below image in black ink, 'S.S. Somersetshire, 'nearing Melbourne'. Febr: 1877.'
Dimensions: image 12.0 h x 16.0 w cm sheet 12.0 h x 16.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2010
Accession No: NGA 2010.926.25.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.