Harrow on the Hill
(circa 1910-circa 1912)
oil on canvas on plywood
35.5 x 46.0 cm board; 49.3 x 59.7 x 6.4 cm frame
Signature & date
Signed l.l. corner, red oil "Tom Roberts". Not dated.
Not on display
Where the work was made
Shown in 4 exhibitions
Society of Artists Spring Exhibition (1912), Society of Artists, Sydney, 20 Nov 1912 -
Exhibition of paintings by Tom Roberts (1920), Athenaeum Gallery, Melbourne, 30 Mar 1920–17 Apr 1920
150 years of Australian art (1938), National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 27 Jan 1938–25 Apr 1938
Constable: Impressions of land, sea and sky, National Gallery of Australia, Parkes, 03 Mar 2006–12 Jun 2006
Referenced in 9 publications
Athenaeum Gallery, Exhibition of paintings by Tom Roberts, Melbourne, 1920. cat.no. 9; priced 60 guineas; not paginated
Anne Gray and John Gage, Constable: impressions of land, sea and sky, Canberra, 2006, 319 (colour illus.). cat.no. A11
Lionel Lindsay, 150 years of Australian art, Sydney, 1938. cat.no. 124; not paginated
Alan McCulloch, The golden age of Australian painting: impressionism and the Heidelberg school, ‘Australian impressionist painting’, pg. 1-109, Melbourne, 1969, 88. McCulloch’s claim that the painting was purchased in Sydney contradicts the Trustees Minutes which state that the work was purchased in Melbourne.
Virginia Spate, Tom Roberts, Melbourne, 1978, 130 (colour illus.), 148. plate no. 36
Daniel Thomas, Art Gallery of New South Wales Quarterly, 'Tom Roberts', pg. 466-487, Sydney, Jul 1969, 483 (illus.).
Helen Topliss, Tom Roberts 1856-1931: a catalogue raisonné. Volume 1 - Text, Melbourne, 1985, 181. cat.no. 413
Helen Topliss, Tom Roberts 1856-1931: a catalogue raisonné. Volume 2 - Plates, Melbourne, 1985, (illus.). plate no. 413
Editor Unknown (Editor), Society of Artists Spring Exhibition, Sydney, 1912, 9. titled 'Harrow on the Hill'; cat.no. 161; priced 25 guineas