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London, England, United Kingdom 17 May 1833 – Bowral, New South Wales 1915

  • Arrival 1873 (At Tasmania) 1865 (NSW) Residence 1912 - 1915 Bowral, NSW c.1875 - c.1912 Sydney, NSW 1873 - 1875 New Town, Hobart, TAS 1867 - 1873 Farncombe Villa, Godalming, Surrey, England, UK

A native bird with mountain berries and native flora, backed by Mount Wellington. [Lory at home] 1873-75 Place made: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Materials & Technique: paintings, oil on board Support: board

Primary Insc: signed in oil paint, 'FW'
Tertiary Insc: inscribed on verso in pen, 'BY MRS ALFRED WILLIAMS / Shown in the Academy of Art Exhibition / Sydney 1874. See Mercury [underlined] 13 April 1874 p2. c7' inscribed on verso in pen, 'Bought by J.R. Scott of Carolside, New Town c1875 / To his widow Elizabeth Sarah (Evans) Scott / To their daughter Violet Agnes (Scott) Sharland / To her daughter Marion Clara Sharland / Bought by G.T. Stilwell / from the estate of / M.S.R. Sharland / Hobart (it belonged actually to his son Roger / Mark [?] 1987 through Masterpiece / Gallery for $2,000'. inscribed in pen, ' "LORY AT HOME" / Background / Mt Wellington'.
Dimensions: image 59.8 h x 45.2 w
Acknowledgement: Masterpieces for the Nation Fund 2016
Accession No: NGA 2016.46