Greenwich, England 1820
Alexandra, Victoria, Australia 1885
- France 1840-41
- Australia from 1852
The joyful rain, the solemn rain...
Alexandra, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique:
drawings, graphite; paper drawing in black pencil Support: paper
Primary Insc: Signed and dated verso lower edge in black pencil, 'Bernhard Smith at Alexandra / December 1879'.
Inscribed lower left in black pencil, 'The joyful Rain, the solemn Rain the life-giving / Rain That maketh glad the Earth / after Summer.'.
Inscribed verso lower edge in ink, 'The Solemn Rain, the Life-teeming Rain! that comes at the bidding of the North Wind, and fills the Earth with Gladness and beauty!'.
sheet 44.2 h x 64.4 w cm
: Purchased 1987 Accession No
: NGA 87.1132
- By family descent to Mr Alec Smith, great grandson of the artist, Melbourne
- Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from Alec Smith, Melbourne, 1987.