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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

La foi, l'esperance et la charité [Faith, hope and charity] between 1880 and 1885? Materials & Technique: drawings, graphite; paper; watercolour drawing in black pencil and watercolour Support: cream paper

Primary Insc: signed lower left in black pencil, 'W Strutt'. not dated. Titled lower edge as part of work in black pencil, 'LA FOI, L'ESPERANCE ET LA CHARITÉ'.
Secondary Insc: Inscribed lower edge in ink 'My finest composition - my best design/but so faded'.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed verso of backing sheet lower centre in ink '0112'.
Dimensions: sheet 23.4 h x 16.8 w cm backing 30.6 h x 22.3 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1980
Accession No: NGA 80.1803
  • With the artist until his death in 1915.
  • By family descent to Mrs Margaret Strutt Davies, the artist's granddaughter.
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from Margaret Strutt Davies, Edinburgh, Scotland, July 1980.