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An image of Harrow Hill by Tom Roberts

Tom Roberts

(England, Australia 08 Mar 1856 – 14 Sep 1931)

Harrow Hill
Other titles:
Harrow on the Hill
Place of origin
(circa 1910-circa 1912)
Media category
Materials used
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.
Purchased 1920
Accession number
Not on display
Bibliography (9)

Athenaeum Gallery, Exhibition of paintings by Tom Roberts, Melbourne, 1920. 9; priced 60 guineas; not paginated

Anne Gray and John Gage, Constable: impressions of land, sea and sky, Canberra, 2006, 319 (colour illus.). A11

Lionel Lindsay, 150 years of Australian art, Sydney, 1938. 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. 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'; 161; priced 25 guineas

Exhibition history (4)

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