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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

Sketches at sea near Equator 18 March 1862 Materials & Technique: drawings, graphite; paper drawing in black pencil Support: 7 sheets of paper mounted on paper

Primary Insc: Signed lower left of backing in pen and black ink 'by Wm Strutt'. Dated and titled lower centre of backing in pen and black ink 'Sketches at Sea near equator March 18th 1862'.
Secondary Insc: Inscribed sheet 1 upper left in ink 'No.1'. Inscribed sheet 2 upper left in ink 'No.2'. Inscribed sheet 3 upper left in ink 'No.3' Inscribed sheet 4 upper left in ink 'No.4'.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed verso upper centre of backing in black pencil, 'AV. 1'.
Dimensions: sheet 1 5.1 h x 13.8 w cm sheet 2 6.2 h x 13.8 w cm sheet 3 5.4 h x 13.4 w cm sheet 4 6.1 h x 14.2 w cm sheet 5 6.6 h x 10.2 w cm sheet 6 5.6 h x 14.1 w cm sheet 7 5.2 h x 14.2 w cm backing 24.0 h x 44.2 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1973
Accession No: NGA 73.693
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