(England, Australia, United States of America 21 Aug 1866 – 1949)
14.9 x 28.0 cm image to borderlines; 16.2 x 28.5 cm sheet
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.
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.
Renée Free, Fin de Siècle, Sydney, Jan 1994.
Ursula Prunster, Australian arcady: Landscape paintings from the Art Gallery of New South Wales collection, Sydney, 1983. cat.no. 8; not paginated
Hendrik Kolenberg, Anne Ryan and Patricia James, 19th century Australian watercolours, drawing and pastels from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 2005, 122 (colour illus.).
Some Australian drawings 1880-1980, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 16 May 1981–18 Jun 1981
Australian arcady: landscape paintings from the collection of the the Art Galery of New South Wales:
Fin de Siècle: posters prints drawings from the collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 15 Jan 1994–13 Mar 1994
19th century Australian watercolours, drawings & pastels, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 06 Apr 2005–24 Jul 2005