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An image of Dr Ross, father of the House by Phil May

Phil May

(England, Australia 27 Apr 1864 – 05 Aug 1903)

Dr Ross, father of the House
Media category
Materials used
pencil on buff paper

26.7 x 18.5 cm sheet

Signature & date
Signed l.r., pencil "PHIL MAY". Not dated.
Purchased 1940
Accession number
Not on display
Further information

Dr Andrew Ross (1829-1910) was born in Scotland. An army surgeon, he arrived in Sydney in 1857 and subsequently served as an alderman and magistrate, district registrar for Births, Deaths and Marraiges, coroner and government advisor. He was elected to the Legislative Assembly of NSW in 1880.

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

Bibliography (1)

Hendrik Kolenberg, 19th century Australian watercolours, drawing and pastels from the Gallery's collection, 'Introduction', pg. 6-16, Sydney, 2005, 15, 80 (colour illus.).

Exhibition history (1)

19th century Australian watercolours, drawings & pastels, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 06 Apr 2005–24 Jul 2005