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Dorchester, England 1856 – Kallista, Victoria, Australia 1931

  • Australia from 1869
  • England, Europe 1881- 85, 1903-23

Studies of a dancing lady [recto]
not titled [three studies of women] [verso]
c.1900 Place made: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, drawing in red conté crayon Support: medium-weight tan wove paper; sketchbook perforations right edge
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.

Primary Insc: no inscriptions.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed verso upper left in blue ink pen, '24'. Inscribed verso lower right in black pencil, '9 3/4 x 13'.
Dimensions: image (recto) 21.0 h x 31.0 w cm image (verso) 20.0 h x 30.0 w cm sheet 25.0 h x 35.1 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Topliss (1985), 733
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1972
Accession No: NGA 72.485.3AB
  • With the artist until his death in 1931.
  • Collection of R.H. Croll (1869-1947) the author of the 1935 biography of Tom Roberts.
  • Unknown collection.
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from Leonard Joel Pty Ltd, Melbourne, November 1972. From the auction 'Australian, New Zealand, English and European Historical and Contemporary Drawings and Paintings', Melbourne: Leonard Joel, 16-17 November 1972, lot no. 349, as 'Seated female figure'.
  • The catalogue noted that 'The following 26 Sketches are from Tom Roberts' Sketch Book, formerly the property of Robert Croll...Many are inscribed by Croll'.