Frank Mahony was born in Melbourne and studied in Sydney at the NSW Academy of Art. He is best known as a painter of Australian genre subjects, and an illustrator for 'The picturesque atlas of Australasia' and 'The Bulletin'. He also illustrated books by Henry Lawson and Banjo Patterson.
The painting 'Rounding up a straggler' is in the Gallery's collection, purchased in the year it was painted. An engraving of it appears in 'The picturesque atlas of Australasia' (1888) as 'Rounding up a straggler on a cattle-run', pg. 353. On the verso of the drawing are pencil studies of a horse and a couple.
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
pencil, monochrome gouache on thin card
19.1 x 21.9 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r.
Gift of Mr and Mrs Will Mahony 1984
Not on display
Shown in 1 exhibition
Animals on paper: from the Australian collection of prints, drawings and watercolours:
Referenced in 2 publications
Hendrik Kolenberg, Anne Ryan and Patricia James, 19th century Australian watercolours, drawing and pastels from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 2005, 95 (colour illus.). dated circa 1888
Hendrik Kolenberg, Animals on paper - from the Australian collection of prints, drawings and watercolours, Sydney, 1992. cat.no. 46