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William STRUTT

Teignmouth, Devonshire, England 1825 – Wadhurst, England 1915

  • France 1838-48
  • Australia 1850-55
  • New Zealand 1855-56
  • Australia 1856-62

Gum tree shredding bark between 1850 and 1862 Place made: Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, graphite; paper; watercolour drawing in black pencil and watercolour Support: cream paper mounted on blue paper
Manufacturer's Mark: presence of manufacturer's mark undetermined due to secondary support.

Primary Insc: signed lower right of sheet in pen and black ink, 'W. Strutt'. not dated. titled lower centre of backing in pen and black ink, 'Gum Tree/ Shedding Bark'.
Tertiary Insc: inscribed verso of backing centre in black pencil, 'RGSA17 / 1021 [in circle]'.
Dimensions: sheet 15.0 h x 9.7 w cm backing 17.4 h x 9.7 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1975
Accession No: NGA 75.269
Provenance:
  • With the artist until his death in 1915.
  • By descent through the artist's family.
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from Phillip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane, December 1975.