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An image of S.S. Excelsior rounding Pt Henry by Walter Withers

Walter Withers

(Australia 1854 – 1914)

S.S. Excelsior rounding Pt Henry
(circa 1890)
Media category
Materials used
oil on canvas

25.5 x 50.8 cm stretcher; 33.8 x 58.7 x 4.1 cm frame

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated. Previous inscription l.l. corner, "Walter Withers". No longer visible in 1999.
Purchased 1951
Accession number
19th c Australian art
Bibliography (5)

Okko Boer, Masters of the Heidelberg School, Leichhardt, 1998, 100 (illus.). plate no. 97

Rodney James, Sea of dreams: the lure of Port Phillip Bay 1830-1914, Mornington, 2011, 76.

Alan McCulloch, The golden age of Australian painting - Impressionism and the Heidelberg school, Melbourne, 1969, 51 (colour illus.).

Linda Slutzkin, On the beach, Sydney, 1982, 9 (illus.). 4

Bernard William Smith, A catalogue of Australian oil paintings in the National Art Gallery of New South Wales 1875-1952, Sydney, 1953, 217.

Exhibition history (2)

On the Beach, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 08 Dec 1982–28 Dec 1982

Sea of Dreams: the lure of Port Phillip Bay 1830 - 1914, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Mornington, 07 Dec 2011–19 Feb 2012