Tom ROBERTS, At Phillip Island. Enlarge 1 /1


Dorchester, England 1856 – Kallista, Victoria, Australia 1931

  • Australia from 1869
  • England, Europe 1881- 85, 1903-23

At Phillip Island. 1886 Place made: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper etching, printed in black ink, from one copper plate Support: medium-weight smooth cream wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.
Edition State: 1st state of 2
Impression: undesignated proof
Edition: 1st state, proofs only; 2nd state, proofs only; perhaps some posthumous restrike impressions

Primary Insc: signed and dated lower centre in black pencil, 'Tom Roberts (his first attempt / 85) / to Arthur Bailey / 25'
Dimensions: plate-mark 11.3 h x 17.7 w cm sheet 25.0 h x 31.4 w cm
Cat Raisonné: PIAP | R 1886.2 | impression
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2000
Accession No: NGA 2000.618
Subject: Australia, Art style: Painter-etchers 1860s-1938
  • Gift to Arthur Bailey, from the artist, 1925.
  • Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, from Josef Lebovic Gallery, Sydney December 2000;
  • From the catalogue, ' Fine prints [Collectors list 186], Sydney: Josef Lebovic Gallery, 2000, cat. no.,105