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Title

Percy F.S. Spence

1896


Artist

Tom Roberts

England, Australia

08 Mar 1856 - 14 Sep 1931


About

Spence was a fellow artist and friend of Roberts whom he had known from their time together in 1892 at the artists' colony 'Curlew Camp', in Little Sirius Cove on Sydney Harbour's north shore. Aged 28 at the time of this portrait, he was a frequent illustrator for Cosmos, a general interest magazine of the period.


Details


Place where the work was made

Sydney New South Wales Australia


Date

1896


Media category

Painting


Materials used

oil on canvas on paperboard on hardboard


Dimensions

37.0 x 30.9 cm board; 49.5 x 44.0 x 4.5 cm frame


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.l. corner, red oil "Tom Roberts./ 1896.".


Credit

Purchased 1957


Location

Not on display


Accession number

9399


Artist information

Tom Roberts

Artist profile

Works in the collection

46


Place

Where the work was made
Sydney

Shown in 4 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 5 publications

Bibliography


Inverell Art Gallery, Tom Roberts Art Exhibition. Tom Roberts Festival 2001, Inverell, 2001, 2. cat.no. 4

Albie Thoms, Bohemians in the bush: the artists' camps of Mosman, Sydney, 1991, 79. cat.no. 67

Daniel Thomas, Art Gallery of New South Wales Quarterly, 'Tom Roberts', pg. 466-487, Sydney, Jul 1969, 475 (illus.), 476.

Helen Topliss, Tom Roberts 1856-1931: a catalogue raisonné. Volume 2 - Plates, Melbourne, 1985, (illus.). plate no. 122

Helen Topliss, Tom Roberts 1856-1931: a catalogue raisonné. Volume 1 - Text, Melbourne, 1985, 149. cat.no. 272