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Title

Entrance to Port Stephens, New South Wales

1892


Artist

W Lister Lister

Australia

27 Dec 1859 - 06 Nov 1943


About

William Lister Lister was born in Sydney and between 1867 and 1888 worked and studied in England, France and Scotland before returning to Australia. He won the Wynne Prize for landscape seven times, was President of the Royal Art Society of New South Wales 1897-1941 and a trustee of the Art Gallery 1900-43. This is one of five major watercolours by Lister Lister in the collection; there are also eighteen early watercolours from 1875-76 bound into a small book.

Port Stephens is on the coast of New South Wales, north of Newcastle.

excerpt from Hendrik Kolenberg, Anne Ryan and Patricia James, '19th century Australian watercolours, drawings & pastels in the Gallery's collection', Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2005


Details


Date

1892


Media category

Watercolour


Materials used

pencil, watercolour, white gouache


Dimensions

66.2 x 99.8 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.l., pale blue watercolour "W. LISTER LISTER/ -92".


Credit

Purchased 1893


Location

Not on display


Accession number

113


Artist information

W Lister Lister

Works in the collection

12


Shown in 4 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 3 publications

Bibliography


Hendrik Kolenberg, Anne Ryan and Patricia James, 19th century Australian watercolours, drawing and pastels from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 2005, 108, 109 (colour illus.).

Hendrik Kolenberg., Nineteenth century Australian watercolours from the collection, 'Introduction', Sydney, 1991. cat.no. 39; not paginated

Lionel Lindsay, 150 years of Australian art, Sydney, 1938. cat.no. 430 [Gallery No. 4], titled 'Entrance to Port Stephens'