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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

Conquered 1897 Place made: Greater London, England
Materials & Technique: drawings, graphite; paper; watercolour drawing in black pencil and watercolour Support: paper

Primary Insc: Signed lower right in black pencil, 'William Strutt'. Dated lower right in pen and black ink, '1897'. Dated lower right in black pencil, (faint) '/97'. Titled lower left in pen and black ink, 'Conquered'.
Secondary Insc: Inscribed centre left in black pencil 'Eyes shut in roaring'. Inscribed lower right in ink 'The obliging keeper held the noble lion's head up to give me this beautiful profile... (illeg]'
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed verso centre in black pencil, 'T37'. Inscribed verso lower right in black pencil, '4524'.
Dimensions: sheet 18.8 h x 31.1 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1976
Accession No: NGA 76.1463
Provenance:
  • 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.