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An image of The three sisters of Phaeton weeping over the tomb of their brother by Francis Danby
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Francis Danby

(Ireland, England 16 Nov 1793 – 09 Feb 1861)

Title
The three sisters of Phaeton weeping over the tomb of their brother
Year
1845
Media category
Painting
Materials used
oil on canvas
Dimensions

63.5 x 91.4 cm stretcher; 76.0 x 104.0 x 7.5 cm frame

Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., red paint "F DANBY 1845". Signed u.r., pen and ink "...Fr Danby ARA".
Credit
Purchased 1970
Accession number
31.1971
Location
Not on display
Provenance (2)

Charlotte Frank, 1969-24 Jul 1970, London/England, Purchased by the AGNSW from Charlotte Frank 1970. In the collection of Charlotte Frank by 1969.

Christie's London, 14 Apr 1860, London/England, lot no. 97

Bibliography (5)

Eric Adams, Francis Danby: Varieties of Poetic Landscape, 1973.

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.).

Peter Tomory and Anne Kirker, British painting 1800-1990 in Australian and New Zealand public collections, Sydney, 1997, 70 (illus.). cat.no. 480

Editor Unknown (Editor), Art Gallery of New South Wales picturebook, Sydney, 1972, 25 (colour illus.).

Exhibition history (2)

Unknown, Moscow/Leningrad 1979, Exhibition Venue Unknown, 1979–1979

European masters and Australian painting from Australian collections: