Tom ROBERTS, not titled [unresolved portrait study of a female] Enlarge 1 /1


Dorchester, England 1856 – Kallista, Victoria, Australia 1931

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

not titled [unresolved portrait study of a female] between 1901- 1903 Materials & Technique: drawings, conté crayon; paper drawing in red conté crayon Support: thin off-white wove paper mounted on fabric-covered cardboard; sketchbook cover
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.

Primary Insc: no inscriptions.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed verso lower left in blue ink pen '26'. Inscribedlower right in black pencil, '8 x 6'. Printed lower right with blue ink stamp, 'Fine Art Department /' The Walk' / Coles Book Arcade [enclosed within oval]'. Printed lower right on self-adhering white label, 'James T Buxton / Artists' Colorman, / 131 Swanston-St / Melbourne'.
Dimensions: image 14.0 h x 7.4 w cm sheet 35.1 h x 26.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1972
Accession No: NGA 72.485.8
  • 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. 345, as 'Man and horses'.
  • 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'.