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An image of Snowdrop and the seven little men by John Dickson Batten

John Dickson Batten

(England 08 Oct 1860 – 05 Aug 1932)

Snowdrop and the seven little men
Other titles:
Snowdrop and the Dwarfs
Media category
Materials used
tempera on gesso on canvas

49.2 x 89.2 cm stretcher; 77.5 x 116.5 x 5.5 cm frame

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Purchased 1897
Accession number
19th c European art
Provenance (1)

John Dickson Batten, England, Purchased by the AGNSW from the artist 1897

Bibliography (5)

Anna Clabburn., Looking for faeries: the Victorian tradition, 'The legacy of English fairy painting', Bendigo, 2010, (colour illus.). Not paginated

Renée Free, Art Gallery of New South Wales catalogue of British paintings, Sydney, 1987, 12 (illus.).

Anne Kirker and Peter Tomory, British painting 1800–1990 in Australian and New Zealand public collections, Sydney, 1997, 47. 85, as 'Snow white and the seven little men'

National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Catalogue of the National Art Gallery of New South Wales 1906, Sydney, 1906. States this is Batten's first work executed in tempera

Aymer Vallance, The Studio, 'The Revival of Tempera Painting', London, 1901, 158 (illus.). as 'Snowdrop and the Dwarfs'

Exhibition history (4)

Unknown, Walker Art Gallery 1897, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, 1897–1897

British and European watercolours - the first thirty years of the collection 1875-1906, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 13 Apr 1996–02 Jun 1996

Looking for faeries: The Victorian tradition, Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria, 16 Oct 2010–28 Nov 2010

Unknown, New Gallery, New Gallery, London, 1897?–1897?

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