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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

Sky effects, sketched at sea near the Equator 20 March 1862 Materials & Technique: drawings, cardboard; graphite; watercolour drawing in black pencil and watercolour Support: 5 sheets of thin cardboard mounted on thin cardboard

Primary Insc: not signed or fully dated. Titled lower edge of backing in pen and black ink, 'Sky effects, sketched at sea on board Gt Britain S.S. , near equator March 20th 1862'.
Secondary Insc: Inscribed sheet 1 lower left in black pencil, '20th March - sunrise - near line'. Inscribed sheet 4 lower left in black pencil, 'Sun Set'.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed verso of backing upper centre, 'AV. 4'.
Dimensions: sheet 1 7.6 h x 25.4 w cm sheet 2 6.2 h x 11.2 w cm sheet 3 7.6 h x 11.2 w cm sheet 4 5.3 h x 13.8 w cm sheet 5 5.8 h x 13.8 w cm backing 27.7 h x 35.7 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1973
Accession No: NGA 73.694
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