Greenwich, England 1820
Alexandra, Victoria, Australia 1885
- France 1840-41
- Australia from 1852
Love, pure love, God's first born...
25 March 1885
Alexandra, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique:
drawings, graphite; ink; paper drawing in black pencil and pen and ink Support: paper mounted on cardboard, felt-finished cardboard mount
Primary Insc: not signed.
inscribed lower left in black pencil, 'Pictor ignatus, indociusque ... (illeg) March 25 1885'.
inscribed upper edge in black pencil, 'Love, pure Love, God's first born...' (and other text).
Secondary Insc: Inscribed lower right in black pencil 'For my child Phene - Going to and fro - for her - I dreamed this dream'.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed upper left in black pencil, 'No. 3'.
sight 36.5 h x 52.9 w cm image 28.8 h x 48.6 w cm backing sheet 50.0 h x 65.6 w cm
: Purchased 1987 Accession No
: NGA 87.1131
- By family descent to Mr Alec Smith, great grandson of the artist, Melbourne
- Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from Alec Smith, Melbourne, 1987.