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An image of Percy F.S. Spence by Tom Roberts

Tom Roberts

(England, Australia 08 Mar 1856 – 14 Sep 1931)

Title
Percy F.S. Spence
Place of origin
SydneyNew South WalesAustralia
Year
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
Accession number
9399
Location
19th c Australian art
Further information

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.

Bibliography (5)

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 1 - Text, Melbourne, 1985, 149. cat.no. 272

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

Exhibition history (4)

Purchases and Acquisitions for 1957, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 18 Feb 1958–16 Mar 1958

Bohemians in the bush: the artists' camps of Mosman, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 06 Jun 1991–25 Aug 1991

Tom Roberts Festival (2001), Inverell Art Gallery, Inverell, 27 Apr 2001–06 May 2001

Tom Roberts Festival - Portraiture (2006), Inverell Art Gallery, Inverell, 22 Apr 2006–05 May 2006