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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

His Majesty napping December 1867 Place made: Greater London, England
Materials & Technique: drawings, graphite; paper; watercolour drawing in black pencil and watercolour Support: paper mounted on blue cardboard

Primary Insc: Signed and dated lower right in pen and black ink 'W Strutt 1867./Decr.'. Titled lower centre in pen and black ink 'His Majesty napping'.
Secondary Insc: Inscribed lower centre in ink 'Sketched the morning before he died in the Old Lion House'. Inscribed lower edge in ink 'Sir Edward Landseer's model for the Trafalgar Square Lions 1867'.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed verso of backing in ballpoint pen, '17' .
Dimensions: sheet 10.0 h x 20.4 w cm backing 19.4 h x 27.4 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1980
Accession No: NGA 80.36
  • 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.