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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

Date palm - Phoenix dactylifera (1837-50) Materials & Technique: drawings, graphite; paper; watercolour drawing in black pencil and watercolour Support: tracing paper mounted on cream cardboard

Primary Insc: no inscriptions
Secondary Insc: Inscribed lower centre of sheet in ink 'Capital studies' and misspellings of 'dactylifera'.
Dimensions: sheet 9.8 h x 25.0 w cm backing 23.8 h x 28.4 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of Margaret Strutt Davies, in remembrance of her brother, C.W. Strutt, 1980.
Accession No: NGA 80.1718:2
  • With the artist until his death in 1915.
  • By family descent to Mrs Margaret Strutt Davies, the artist's granddaughter.
  • Gift to the Australian National Gallery, from Margaret Strutt Davies, Edinburgh, Scotland, July 1980.