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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

Sir William Macarthur's hand for his equestrian portrait (1857) Description: recto
Place made: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, graphite; paper; watercolour drawing in black pencil and watercolour Support: paper

Primary Insc: signed below each image lower left in pen and black ink, 'William Strutt'. not dated. Image 1: inscribed lower edge in pen and black ink, 'Sketch from Sir William / Macarthur for his equestrian portrait in the Parliament House Library / Melbourne'. Image 2: inscribed lower edge in pen and black ink, 'Sir William Macarthur's hand for his / equestrian portrait / Melbourne'.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed verso upper righrt in balllpoint pen, '12'.
Dimensions: image 1 15.4 h x 10.2 w cm image 2 15.4 h x 10.2 w cm sheet 18.4 h x 24.6 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1980
Accession No: NGA 80.25A
Provenance:
  • With the artist until his death in 1915.
  • By family descent to Mr C.W. Strutt, a grandson of the artist.
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from C .W. Strutt,, England, February 1980.