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Title

Edinburgh from the Calton Hill

1858


Artist

David Roberts

Scotland

24 Oct 1796 - 25 Nov 1864


Details


Date

1858


Media category

Painting


Materials used

oil on canvas


Dimensions

98.4 x 151.6; 135.5 x 188.8 x 13.5cm frame


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r., "David Roberts R.A. 1858".


Credit

Purchased 1890


Location

Not on display


Accession number

662


Artist information

David Roberts

Works in the collection

2


Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Provenance


Robert Napier Esq., post 1858, Scotland, Commissioned by Napier in 1858

F.W. Cozens, pre 17 May 1890, Sold Christie's London, 17 May 1890, lot no. 133

Christie's London, 17 May 1890, London/England, Purchased by the AGNSW from Christie's London, 17 May 1890, lot no. 133


Referenced in 8 publications

Bibliography


James Ballantine, The Life of David Roberts RA, Edinburgh, 1866.

Renée Free, Art Gallery of New South Wales catalogue of British paintings, Sydney, 1987, 168 (illus.).

Alison Inglis, For Auld Lang Syne: images of Scottish Australia from First Fleet to Federation, 'Patronage and plaid: Scottish-Australian artists and patrons of art in the colonial period', pg. 275-309, Ballarat, 2014, 290, 291 (colour illus.).

Anne Kirker and Peter Tomory, British painting 1800–1990 in Australian and New Zealand public collections, Sydney, 1997, 152 (illus.). cat.no. 1867

K. Sim, David Roberts, London, 1984.

Scottish paintings in the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1981, (illus.). no catalogue numbers

New South Wales Art Gallery pictures, Sydney, 1931.

Editor Unknown (Editor), The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, 20 Sep 1890.