Alfred SELLS

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

  • Australia from 1876-1888

Grass tree (Blackboys). Barossa Hills, S. Australia. 1878
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 41
Place made: South Australia, 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 centre to lower right within image in black pencil, 'near Lyndoch'. Inscribed on album page centre left to centre in black pen and ink, 'Grass Trees (Blackboys). Barossa Hills / S. Australia. 1878.'
Dimensions: image 15.8 h x 11.7 w cm sheet 15.8 h x 11.7 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2010
Accession No: NGA 2010.926.41.C
  • 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.