Alfred SELLS, At Pewsey on the main creek. S.A. [greenery throughout foreground] Enlarge 1 /1

Alfred SELLS

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

  • Australia from 1876-1888

At Pewsey on the main creek. S.A. [greenery throughout foreground] 1879
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 55
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 on album page centre to centre right below image in black pen and ink, 'at Pewsey on the Main / Creek. S.A. 1879.'
Dimensions: image 17.5 h x 12.2 w cm sheet 17.5 h x 12.2 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2010
Accession No: NGA 2010.926.55.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.