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J M SKIPPER

Norwich, Norfolk, England 1815 – Adelaide, Australia 1883

  • Australia from 1836

Romeo. between 1845 and 1855 Place made: 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]'. not dated. 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.
Dimensions: 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
Acknowledgement: Gift of the John Skipper Family 2016. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program.
Accession No: NGA 2016.332
Provenance:
  • 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.