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Title

The golden age


Artist

Abbey Alston

England, Australia, United States of America

21 Aug 1866 - 1949


About

The painting 'The golden age' 1893, for which Altson was awarded the Travelling Scholarship in his final year at the National Gallery School, Melbourne, was acquired by the National Gallery of Victoria under the conditions of the scholarship. This drawing is a later copy of the painting by the artist, for publication in London's 'The Magazine of Art' in 1895.


Details


Date

1893


Media category

Drawing


Materials used

carbon pencil


Dimensions

14.9 x 28.0 cm image to borderlines; 16.2 x 28.5 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r, carbon pencil "Abbey Altson 1983". Signed lower c. beneath image, carbon pencil "... Abbey Alston".


Credit

Accessioned 2004


Location

Not on display


Accession number

9944


Artist information

Abbey Alston

Works in the collection

2


Shown in 4 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 4 publications

Bibliography


Renée Free, Fin de Siècle, Sydney, Jan 1994.

Hendrik Kolenberg, Anne Ryan and Patricia James, 19th century Australian watercolours, drawing and pastels from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 2005, 122 (colour illus.).

Denise Mimmocchi, Australian Symbolism: the art of dreams, ‘Brittany and the Arcadian vision’, pg.70-80, Sydney, 2012, 70. Reference to the original painting from which this drawing was copied.

Ursula Prunster, Australian arcady: Landscape paintings from the Art Gallery of New South Wales collection, Sydney, 1983. cat.no. 8; not paginated