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Christian WALLER

Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia 1894 – Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 1954

  • England and Europe 1929-30
  • United States of America 1939-40

The nativity of Jesus [Design for No. 4 window, St Barnabas' Church, West Wyalong] c.1938 Place made: Ivanhoe, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, drawing in black pencil, pen and ink, gouache and watercolour Support: paper

Primary Insc: Signed lower right in black pencil, 'Christian Waller'. Inscribed lower right in black pencil, 'Design for No. 4 window / St Barnabas Church / West Wyalong'. Inscribed as part of image, 'The / nativity of Jesus'. Inscribed right centre in black pencil, 'Try Jacob's hand/near centre / and take cloak over' and, 'Make babe smaller'.
Dimensions: image 18.0 h x 7.8 w cm sheet 40.6 h x 19.8 w cm sight 37.0 h x 19.3 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1979
Accession No: NGA 79.1559
  • With the artist at her death in 1956.
  • Collection of Klytie Pate, neice of the artist.
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from Deutscher Fine Art, Melbourne, August 1979;
  • From the exhibition, 'Christian waller 1895/1956', Melbourne: Deutsher Galleries, 8 September - 30 September 1978, cat. no., 24.