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Title

Snowdrop and the seven little men


Artist

John Dickson Batten

England

08 Oct 1860 - 05 Aug 1932


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Other Title

Snowdrop and the Dwarfs


Date

1897


Media category

Painting


Materials used

tempera on gesso on canvas


Dimensions

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


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1897


Accession number

1113


Artist information

John Dickson Batten

Works in the collection

1


Shown in 4 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Provenance


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


Referenced in 11 publications

Bibliography


Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales annual report 2010–11, Sydney, 2011, p 115.

Anna Clabburn, Looking for faeries: the Victorian tradition, 'The legacy of English fairy painting', Bendigo, 2010, np, col illus.

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

Anne Kirker and Peter Tomory, British painting 1800–1990 in Australian and New Zealand public collections, Sydney, 1997, p 47, no 85. As 'Snow white and the seven little men'.

Aymer Vallance, The Studio, 'The Revival of Tempera Painting', London, 1901, pp 155–65: illus p 158. As 'Snowdrop and the Dwarfs'.

Twenty-seventh autumn exhibition of modern pictures in oil and watercolours, Liverpool, 1897, p 40, no 572.

National Art Gallery of NSW: illustrated catalogue, Sydney, 1906. States this is Batten's first work executed in tempera.

National Art Gallery of New South Wales (report of trustees for the year 1898), Sydney, 1899, p 2. As watercolour.

National Art Gallery of NSW illustrated catalogue, Sydney, 1906, p 83, no 76.

Daily Telegraph, 'Art Gallery purchases', Sydney, 23 May 1898, p 3.

Sydney Morning Herald, 'Art Matters', Sydney, 23 Mar 1898, p 3.