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Title

Study for 'Rounding up a straggler'


Artist

Frank Mahony

Australia, England

1862 - 28 Jun 1916


About

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


Details


Date

(circa 1889)


Media category

Drawing


Materials used

pencil, monochrome gouache on thin card


Dimensions

19.1 x 21.9 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r.


Credit

Gift of Mr and Mrs Will Mahony 1984


Location

Not on display


Accession number

161.1984


Artist information

Frank Mahony

Works in the collection

16


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


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