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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

Nelson's skull: A famous lion 1867 or 1868 Place made: Greater London, England
Materials & Technique: drawings, graphite; paper; watercolour drawing in black pencil and watercolour Support: paper

Primary Insc: signed lower left in pen and black ink, '...Strutt' ('William' cut off). not dated. Titled lower centre in pen and black ink, over black pencil, 'Nelson's Skull A famous lion'.
Secondary Insc: Inscribed lower right in ink, 'Zoological Gardens'.
Tertiary Insc: '620'
Dimensions: sheet 13.8 h x 16.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1976
Accession No: NGA 76.1452
  • With the artist until his death in 1915.
  • By family descent to Mrs Margaret Strutt Davies, the artist's granddaughter.
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from Thomas Agnew & Sons, Ltd., London, August 1976.