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An image of Mosman's Bay by John Mather

John Mather

(Scotland, Australia 1848 – 18 Feb 1916)

Title
Mosman's Bay
Place of origin
MosmanSydneyNew South WalesAustralia
Year
1889
Media category
Watercolour
Materials used
pencil, watercolour, white gouache
Dimensions

39.0 x 54.0 cm sight

Signature & date
Signed and dated l.l. corner, brown watercolour "J. Mather 10.89".
Credit
Purchased 1890
Accession number
4402
Location
Not on display
Further information

A ferry between Mosman's Bay on Sydney's North Shore and the city provided access for visitors to the popular artists' camp at Edwards Beach.

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

Bibliography (5)

George Galway, Fifty years of Australian art 1879-1929, New South Wales, 1929, 52 (illus.).

Hendrik Kolenberg, Anne Ryan and Patricia James, 19th century Australian watercolours, drawing and pastels from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 2005, 91 (colour illus.).

Albie Thoms, Bohemians in the bush: the artists' camps of Mosman, Sydney, 1991, 15 (colour illus.), 78. plate no. 5, cat.no. 54

Royal Art Society of New South Wales, Art Society of New South Wales Spring Exhibition Catalogue (1889), Sydney, 1889. cat.no. 132

Kay Vernon, Harbour hymns, city songs: visions of Sydney from the collection, Sydney, 1990. cat.no. 89

Exhibition history (4)

Tenth Annual Exhibition of the Art Society of New South Wales (1889), Society Rooms, Union Chambers, Sydney, 1889 -

Harbour hymns, city songs: visions of Sydney from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 13 Jan 1990–11 Mar 1990

Bohemians in the bush: the artists' camps of Mosman, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 06 Jun 1991–25 Aug 1991

19th century Australian watercolours, drawings & pastels, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 06 Apr 2005–24 Jul 2005