J M SKIPPER
Norwich, Norfolk, England 1815
Adelaide, Australia 1883
between 1845 and 1855
South Australia, Australia
Materials & Technique:
drawings, drawing in watercolour and black pen and ink Support: thin smooth buff wove paper subsequently laid down on thick smooth pale green cardboard
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.
Primary Insc: signed lower right within image in brush and black watercolour, 'J.M.S. [within circle and underlined]'.
titled lower centre below image in brush and black watercolour, 'ROMEO.'.
inscribed lower left to lower right beow image in bruch and black watercolour, ' "I DO remember an Apothecary". '.
inscribed centre right within image in black pen and ink, 'Half the Bottle. / 1 Dose. / Before taken to be well / Shaken. / C. Downer. Chemist.'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
image 28.5 h x 22.0 w cm sheet 29.6 h x 23.5 w cm backing board 45.6 h x 35.4 w cm
: Gift of the John Skipper Family 2016. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program. Accession No
: NGA 2016.332
- Collection of the artist then by descent to his son Spencer John Skipper. Then passed on to Stanley Herbert Skipper - Spencer’s son who passed them to his eldest son Garnham Frederick Skipper then upon his death to Garnham’s youngest brother John Stark Skipper then passed to his son Rob Skipper.
- Gift to the National Gallery of Australia from John Skipper Family, South Australia 2016. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program.