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Norwich, Norfolk, England 1815 – Adelaide, Australia 1883

  • Australia from 1836

Take back, the virgin page 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: signed lower right within image in brush and black ink, 'J.M.S. [within circle]. not dated. Titled lower centre below image in brush and black ink, ' "TAKE BACK, THE VIRGIN PAGE". - / adapted from 'Moore's Irish Melodies'. (Moore says, 'written on returning / "a 'Blank' Book" This gentleman makes a 'Full' return.'
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: image 30.0 h x 36.0 w sheet 30.6 h x 37.1 w backing sheet 35.4 h x 44.7 w
Acknowledgement: Gift of Rob Skipper, 2014.
Accession No: NGA 2014.742
  • Gift to the National Gallery of Australia, from Rob Skipper, Adelaide, 2014.