John RUSSELL, Trees, Portofino. Enlarge 1 /1


Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia 1858 – Randwick, New South Wales, Australia 1930

  • England 1880-84, France 1884-1912, Switzerland and Italy 1912-15, England 1915-21, Australia from 1921

Trees, Portofino. January 1915 Place made: Portofino, Liguria, Genova province, Italy
Materials & Technique: drawings, gouache; graphite; paper drawing in gouache over black pencil Support: paper

Primary Insc: Signed and dated lower centre in black pencil, 'Russell 15 John Peter'. Dated verso centre in black pencil, 'For Felize /Portofino / Jany 15 / JR'.
Dimensions: sheet 37.4 h x 27.6 w cm sight 36.7 h x 21.1 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1977
Accession No: NGA 77.96
  • Gift to to Felize Medori, from the artist, Portofino, Italy, January 1915.
  • 'Felize Medori' was the stage name of the artist's second wife, the American-born singer Caroline de Witt Merrill.
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from Joseph Brown Gallery, Melbourne, April 1977;
  • From the exhibition, 'John Peter Russell 1858-1930, Watercolurs', Melbourne: Joseph Brown Gallery, 5 - 18 April 1977, cat. no., 8, (illustrated)