(Australia, England 1862–28 Jun 1916)
91.4 x 127.6cm stretcher; 127.4 x 162.5 x 7.8cm frame:
0 - Whole; 91.5 x 127.6cm
Frank Mahony was born in Melbourne and studied in Sydney at the NSW Academy of Art. He is best known as a painter of Australian genre subjects, and an illustrator for 'The picturesque atlas of Australasia' and 'The Bulletin'. He also illustrated books by Henry Lawson and Banjo Patterson.
The painting 'Rounding up a straggler' is in the Gallery's collection, purchased in the year it was painted. An engraving of it appears in 'The picturesque atlas of Australasia' (1888) as 'Rounding up a straggler on a cattle-run', pg. 353. On the verso of the drawing are pencil studies of a horse and a couple.
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
Julian Ashton, Now came still evening on, Sydney, 1941, 98.
Julian Ashton., Daily telegraph 27 Sep 1905, ‘National Art Gallery: The Australian Court’, Sydney, 27 Sep 1905, unknown.
Leigh Astbury, City bushmen: the Heidelberg school and the rural mythology 1985, Melbourne, 1985, 120 (illus.), 128. plate no. 19
Australian Exhibition Commission, Catalogue: British Empire Exhibition (Wembley) 1924 1924, 1924, 95. no catalogue numbers; Lent by the Trustees of the National Art Gallery of New South Wales
George Galway, Fifty years of Australian art 1879-1929, New South Wales, 1929, 51.
Hendrik Kolenberg, Anne Ryan and Patricia James, 19th century Australian watercolours, drawing and pastels from the Gallery's collection 2005, Domain, 2005, 95 (colour illus.).
Henry Lawson, Favourite poems, Sydney, 1992, 9 (illus.).
Lionel Lindsay, 150 years of Australian art 1938, Sydney, 1938. cat.no. 750 [Gallery No. 7]
Australian artists: Some have real artistic merit and the collection is credible', Chicago Daily Tribune 08 Jun 1893, 'Pictures, pg. 9, Chicago, 08 Jun 1893, 9.
Hal Missingham, A retrospective exhibition of Australian painting 1953, Domain, 1953. cat.no. 54
William Moore, The story of Australian art from the earliest known art of the continent to the art of today (Vol. 1), 'National life', pg. 122-152, Sydney, 1934, 147 (illus.).
National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Catalogue of the National Art Gallery of New South Wales 1893 1893, Sydney, 1893, 107. cat.no. 368; Loan collection to Commissioners of the Chicago Exposition
National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Catalogue of the National Art Gallery of New South Wales 1888 1888, Sydney, 1888. cat.no. 162; titled 'Rounding Up a Straggler'
National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Catalogue of the National Art Gallery of New South Wales 1891 1891, Sydney, 1891, 66. cat.no. 251
National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Catalogue of the National Art Gallery of New South Wales 1899 1899, Sydney, 1899. cat.no. 254; Oil Paintings-Australian
Royal Art Society of New South Wales, Art Society of New South Wales Spring Exhibition Catalogue (1889) 1889, Sydney, 1889, 9, 13 (illus.). cat.no. 25; price £84.0.0
Bernard Smith, 100 years of Australian painting 1948, 'Foreword', pg. 2-4, Sydney, 1948, 5. cat.no. 10
Bernard William Smith, A catalogue of Australian oil paintings in the National Art Gallery of New South Wales 1875-1952, Sydney, 1953, 136.
Terry Smith, Transformations in Australian art: The nineteenth century - landscape, colony and nation [Volume One], 'The divided meaning of 'Shearing the Rams': artists and nationalism, 1888-1895', pg. 66-106, St Leonards, 2002, 79, 96, 106.
Virginia Spate, Tom Roberts, Melbourne, 1978, 86.
Daniel Thomas, Art Gallery of New South Wales Quarterly Jul 1969, 'Tom Roberts', pg. 466-487, Sydney, Jul 1969, 472.
Vaurian, The Sydney Morning Herald 13 Dec 1890, 'The Art Gallery', pg. 5, Sydney, 13 Dec 1890, 5. see copy in Curator's Worksheet
Editor Unknown (Editor), The Sydney morning herald 15 Aug 1916, 'Death of Frank Mahony', pg. 8, Sydney, 15 Aug 1916, 8.
Editor Unknown (Editor), The Sydney Morning Herald 04 Oct 1889, 'The Art Society's Exhibition', pg. 4, Sydney, 04 Oct 1889, 4. see copy in Curator's worksheet
Author Unknown, Tales of Old Australia Australian Classic Literature, New South Wales, cover ( illus.).
Tenth Annual Exhibition of the Art Society of New South Wales (1889), Society Rooms, Union Chambers, Sydney, 1889 -
World's Columbian Exposition, 1893, Jackson Park, Chicago, 01 May 1893–30 Oct 1893
British Empire Exhibition (1924), Empire Stadium, Wembley, 23 Apr 1924–Oct 1925
100 years of Australian painting (1948), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 19 Apr 1948–17 May 1948
A retrospective exhibition of Australian painting, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 25 Sep 1953–25 Oct 1953
19th century Australian watercolours, drawings & pastels, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 06 Apr 2005–24 Jul 2005