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Title

The three sisters of Phaethon weeping over the tomb of their brother


Artist

Francis Danby

Ireland, England

16 Nov 1793 - 09 Feb 1861


Details


Date

1841-1845


Media category

Painting


Materials used

oil on canvas


Dimensions

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".


Credit

Purchased 1970


Location

Not on display


Accession number

31.1971


Artist information

Francis Danby

Works in the collection

1


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Provenance


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

Bibliography


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