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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

Icebergs sketched from S. S. 'Great Britain' 17 to18 February 1862 Materials & Technique: drawings, cardboard; graphite drawing in black pencil Support: 4 sheets of thin cardboard mounted on thin cardboard

Primary Insc: Signed lower right of each drawing in pen and black ink 'W Strutt'. Dated in several places in pen and black ink '17 Feb 1862' and '18 Feb 1862'. Titled lower edge of backing in pen and black ink 'Icebergs sketched/ on board Great Britain S. S. during her homeward voyage 1862'.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed verso of backing upper centre in black pencil, 'AV. 5'.
Dimensions: sheet 1 5.5 h x 8.4 w cm sheet 2 8.4 h x 12.6 w cm sheet 3 8.4 h x 12.6 w cm sheet 4 8.7 h x 12.6 w cm backing 30.5 h x 31.8 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1973
Accession No: NGA 73.686
Provenance:
  • With the artist until his death in 1915.
  • By family descent.
  • Purchased by the Acquisition Committee of the proposed Australian National Gallery, from Rudy Komon Art Gallery, Sydney, November 1973