Dungog, New South Wales, Australia 1864 – Taronga Park, New South Wales, Australia 1937

  • England 1895-1905
  • Aotearoa New Zealand c.1905

not titled [Gathering flowers, with Sydney Harbour in the background] 1893 Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper etching, printed in brown ink with plate-tone, from one plate Support: cream wove paper
Edition: edition unknown

Primary Insc: Signed and dated lower left in plate, 'BE M INNS/93'. Inscribed lower edge within plate mark in black pencil, 'To C L Smith Esq with Complt. of B E Minns'. Inscribed verso upper right - lower right vertically in black pencil, 'To. C L Smith / Argyle / Sapphire / N.S.W./ from / B E Minns / B.E.M.'.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed verso centre diagonal, in black pencil, 'C.L.Smith / Sapphire / Moree [?illeg]'. Inscribed verso lower edge in black pencil, '090 1/4 mt 27 c Saturday Sure 12x12/ 5/3'. (27 encircled).
Dimensions: printed image 10.8 h x 15.4 w cm plate-mark 11.8 h x 16.4 w cm sheet 24.0 h x 28.8 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1996
Accession No: NGA 96.935
Subject: Australia, Art style: Painter-etchers 1860s-1938
  • Gift to C.L. Smith, Argyle, Sapphire, N.S.W., from the artist.
  • Unknown collection.
  • Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, from The Borough Galleries, Bendigo, Victoria, 1996