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An image of Rising mists by Peter Graham

Peter Graham

(Scotland 13 Mar 1836 – 18 Oct 1921)

Rising mists
Media category
Materials used
oil on canvas

117.3 x 169.4 cm stretcher; 160.0 x 212.0 x 15.0 cm frame

Signature & date
Signed lower left corner "Peter Graham 1887".
Purchased 1888
Accession number
Not on display
Provenance (1)

Agnew's, London, London/England, Purchased by the AGNSW from Agnew's 1888.

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Exhibition history (1)

Scottish paintings from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Nov 1981–06 Dec 1981

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