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Title

Sheoak hill


Artist

John Mather

Scotland, Australia

1848 - 18 Feb 1916


About

John Mather was born in Scotland and studied in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Paris before coming to Australia in 1878. A landscape painter, teacher and etcher, he was a trustee of the National Gallery of Victoria, a Felton Bequest Committee member and President of the Victorian Artists Society. The trees in this watercolour appear to be Allocasuarina littoralis, or black sheoaks.

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


Other Titles

The oak hill

A sketch


Date

1888


Media category

Watercolour


Materials used

pencil, watercolour


Dimensions

39.0 x 53.7 cm sight


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.l., brown watercolour "J. Mather. 88".


Credit

Purchased 1888


Location

Not on display


Accession number

4401


Artist information

John Mather

Works in the collection

8


Shown in 5 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 5 publications

Bibliography


Jean Campbell, Australian watercolour painters: 1780 to the present day, 'The 1880s and 1890s: Victoria and New South Wales', pg. 62-81, Sydney, 1989, 64 (illus.). titled 'The oak hill'

Hendrik Kolenberg, Anne Ryan and Patricia James, 19th century Australian watercolours, drawing and pastels from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 2005, 90 (colour illus.).

Hendrik Kolenberg, Nineteenth century Australian watercolours from the collection, Sydney, 1991. cat.no. 52

National Art Gallery of New South Wales, An historical survey of Australian watercolour painting, Australian Commonwealth Jubilee celebrations 1951, Sydney, 1951. cat.no. 7; titled 'A sketch'

Bernard Smith, 100 years of Australian painting, 'Foreword', pg. 2-4, Sydney, 1948, 13. watercolours cat.no. 5; titled 'A sketch'