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Title

Boys fishing or The compleat anglers


Artist

J J Hilder

Australia

23 Jul 1881 - Apr 1916


About

J J Hilder's watercolours had broad appeal to Australian taste in the early 20th century. He produced a significant body of watercolours that offer a romantic and intimate glimpse of the Australian landscape. The majority of his subjects were taken from the environs of Sydney. His career lasted just a decade, cut short by his premature death in 1916, but by this time his work was lauded by the art world; his work was the subject of the first significant monograph on an Australian artist (Sydney Ure Smith 'The art of J J Hilder' Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1918), and fifteen watercolours alone were gifted to the AGNSW by Howard Hinton in the year following Hilder's death.

This watercolour is closely related to another version in the AGSA collection ('The fishermen' 1909, 25.8 x 28.1 cm), purchased in 1942, however, it is a larger version painted, with some alterations, three years later.

© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2003


Details


Other Title

Boys Fishing (The Compleat Anglers)


Date

1912


Media category

Watercolour


Materials used

pencil, watercolour on paper


Dimensions

45.5 x 55.7 cm sight


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r., blue watercolour "J. J. HILDER/ 1912".


Credit

Gift of Robert O Albert 2003


Location

Not on display


Accession number

21.2003


Artist information

J J Hilder

Works in the collection

34


Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 4 publications

Bibliography


Deutscher Fine Art (Sydney), Australian art: colonial to modern, Sydney, 1986, (illus.). cat.no. 57

Brett Hilder and Lloyd Rees, The heritage of J. J. Hilder, Sydney, 1966, (illus.). plate no. III

Captain Brett Hilder., Jesse Jewhurst Hilder: anniversary exhibition, 'Introduction', Brisbane, 1966. cat.no. 27; titled 'Boys Fishing (The Compleat Anglers)'; Collection of Mr Bim Hilder.

Anne Ryan., Foundation Newsletter #2, 'Australian PDW Benefactors', Sydney, May 2003, (colour illus.).