The three sisters of Phaethon weeping over the tomb of their brother
16 Nov 1793 - 09 Feb 1861
oil on canvas
63.5 x 91.6 cm stretcher; 76.0 x 104.0 x 7.5 cm frame
Signature & date
Signed and dated on rock l.r, red paint "F DANBY 1845". Signed u.r., pen and ink "...Fr Danby ARA".
Not on display
Shown in 2 exhibitions
Christie's London, 14 Apr 1860, London/England, lot no. 97
Charlotte Frank, 1969-24 Jul 1970, London/England, Purchased by the AGNSW from Charlotte Frank 1970. In the collection of Charlotte Frank by 1969.
Referenced in 5 publications
Eric Adams, Francis Danby: Varieties of Poetic Landscape, 1973.
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales picturebook, Sydney, 1972, 25 (colour illus.).
Patricia Crawford, History and legend in some selected paintings at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1980, 7 (illus.).
Renée Free, Art Gallery of New South Wales catalogue of British paintings, Sydney, 1987, 45 (illus.).
Anne Kirker and Peter Tomory, British painting 1800–1990 in Australian and New Zealand public collections, Sydney, 1997, 70 (illus.). cat.no. 480