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Double Bay, New South Wales, Australia 1894 – Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 1977

  • Hawaii 1921, France 1922, United States c1922-1929

The morning stars [fabric design] 1950s
Collection Title: Portfolio 1. Sketch designs for fabrics, Australian Legends
Place made: Killara, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, portfolios, cardboard; gouache; graphite; ink; paper gouache and brush and ink over traces of black pencil Support: paper mounted on cardboard

Primary Insc: signed lower right in pen and black ink, 'Byram Mansell'. not dated. Titled verso upper centre in pen and black ink, 'The Morning Stars'.
Secondary Insc: Inscribed verso upper centre in ink, 'The Water Fall / Australian Aboriginal Legend / Byram Mansell / 37 Marian Street / Killara/JX3055'.
Tertiary Insc: Printed label verso lower centre, 'JX3055 / Byram Mansell F.R.S.A. (Lond.) / The Garden Studio / 37 Marion Street / Killara'.
Dimensions: image 40.7 h x 41.0 w cm sheet 40.7 h x 41.0 w cm backing sheet 41.9 h x 42.2 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1986
Accession No: NGA 86.1220.4
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from Woolloomooloo Gallery, Sydney, March 1986.