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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

Gold escort, Melbourne 1852 Place made: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, graphite; paper drawing in black pencil Support: paper mounted on paper

Primary Insc: not signed. dated and titled lower centre of backing in pen and black ink 'Gold Escort Melbourne 1852'. inscribed upper left of sheet in black pencil, '3 abreast'. inscribed lower right of sheet in black pencil, 'all with little straw hats/but... (illeg) drivers with a cap'. inscribed verso of backing lower edge in ink, 'The men of Escort wore little straw hats, and red shirts or jumpers. /The drivers wore caps covered with white.'
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: inscribed verso of backing upper left in black pencil, 'AU19'.
Dimensions: sheet 4.3 h x 18.9 w cm backing 7.2 h x 22.2 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1973
Accession No: NGA 73.707
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