Tommy McRAE

Kwatkwat people

Australia 1840 /1844 – 1901

New South Wales Blacks - Murray tribe holding corroboree 1890's
Collection Title: Sketchbook of Aboriginal activities
Place made: Wahgunyah, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, sketchbooks, drawing in pen and iron-gall ink Support: cream wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.

Primary Insc: no inscriptions.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed above image in brown ink, 'The following Sketches done with pen and / Ink by Mr Thomas McCrae. Aboriginal./ [below image] New South Wales Blacks. Murray tribe / Holding corobboree'.
Dimensions: sheet 23.8 h x 36.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1994
Accession No: NGA 94.1232.1
  • Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, from Christie's Australia, Sydney, August 1994;
  • From the auction, 'Australian and european paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture', Sydney: Christie's Australia, 14-15 August 1994, lot 31.