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Norwich, Norfolk, England 1815 – Adelaide, Australia 1883

  • Australia from 1836

Othello between 1845 and 1855 Materials & Technique: drawings, watercolours, ink; paper; watercolour drawing in pen and brush in brown-black ink and brush and watercolour Support: thin smooth cream wove paper affixed to backing board of thick smooth light-green Bristol board

Primary Insc: Titled lower centre below image in black ink, 'OTHELLO. Act 2. Sc. 3. / "Silence that dreadful Bell! it frights the isle:. / "From her propriety. -'. signed lower right within image in black ink, 'J.M.S. [within ciircle]. not dated.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed on thin brown cardboard swing tag formally attached by metal paper-clip, with oval stamp in black ink, 'HISTORICAL EXHIBITION'; inscribed in pen and black ink '239 / 7h'.; inscribed in black pencil, 1930
Dimensions: image 25.0 h x 29.0 w sheet 26.1 h x 30.2 w backing sheet 35.2 h x 45.4 w
Acknowledgement: Gift of Rob Skipper, 2014.
Accession No: NGA 2014.741
  • Gift to the National Gallery of Australia, from Rob Skipper, Adelaide, 2014.