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Title

Dr Ross, father of the House


Artist

Phil May

England, Australia

27 Apr 1864 - 05 Aug 1903


About

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


Details


Date

(1886-1888)


Media category

Drawing


Materials used

pencil on buff paper


Dimensions

26.7 x 18.5 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed l.r., pencil "PHIL MAY". Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1940


Location

Not on display


Accession number

6943


Artist information

Phil May

Works in the collection

20


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


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