According to Geoffrey Fullwood, the artist's son, the young woman in the foreground of this pastel is his mother, Clyda Blanche Fullwood. Henry Fullwood married Clyda in 1896. She was a pianist and the daughter of the Sydney photographer John Herbert Newman. In this pastel she is about 20 to 22 years of age.
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
pastel on brown laid paper
97.5 x 67.5 cm sheet; 118.0 x 87.0 cm external dims of slip; 131.0 x 101.0 x 6.0 cm frame
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.l. corner, brown pastel "A Hy. Fullwood/ .../ 98".
Not on display
Where the work was made
Shown in 4 exhibitions
Nineteenth Annual Exhibition of the Art Society of New South Wales (1898), Society Rooms, Union Chambers, Sydney, 1898 -
Harbour hymns, city songs: visions of Sydney from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 13 Jan 1990–11 Mar 1990
19th century Australian watercolours, drawings & pastels, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 06 Apr 2005–24 Jul 2005
Impressions: painting light and life, National Portrait Gallery [Parliamentary Zone], Canberra, 25 Nov 2011–04 Mar 2012
Referenced in 7 publications
Leigh Astbury, Sunlight and shadow: Australian impressionist painters 1880-1900, Rushcutters Bay, 1989, 125 (colour illus.). plate no. 92
Sarah Engledow, Impressions: painting light & life, Catalogue essay, pg. 7-16, Canberra, 2011, 11, 114 (caption), 115 (colour illus.). cat.no. 49
Hendrik Kolenberg, Look, 'Australian images from the past: whether rarely seen or familiar, these works move and delight us', pg. 24-27, Sydney, Apr 2005, 25-26.
Hendrik Kolenberg, 19th century Australian watercolours, drawing and pastels from the Gallery's collection, 'Introduction', pg. 6-16, Sydney, 2005, 12, 13 (colour illus., detail), 14, 140, 141 (colour illus.).
Kay Vernon, Harbour hymns, city songs: visions of Sydney from the collection, Sydney, 1990. cat.no. 75
Author Unknown, Art Society of New South Wales Nineteenth Annual Exhibition Catalogue, Sydney, 1898, 22 (illus., pen and ink drawing). cat.no. 154
Editor Unknown (Editor), The Sydney Morning Herald, 'Art Society's exhibition', pg. 6, Sydney, 08 Sep 1898, 6.