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Title

Gold diggers receiving a letter from home

(circa 1860)


Artist

attrib. William Strutt

Australia, England

1825 - 1915


Details


Date

(circa 1860)


Media category

Painting


Materials used

oil on canvas on hardboard


Dimensions

91.5 x 72.3 cm board; 110.0 x 90.0 x 7.0 cm frame


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1964


Location

Not on display


Accession number

OA16.1964


Artist information

attrib. William Strutt

Works in the collection

1


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 6 publications

Bibliography


Heather Curnow, The life & art of William Strutt, 1825-1915, Martinborough, 1980, 240 (illus.). cat.no. 219 under 'Paintings of doubtful attribution'

Patrick Fitzgerald and Brian Lambkin, Migration in Irish history 1607-2007, England, 2008, (colour illus.). plate no. 14; not paginated

Elizabeth Gertsakis, Post Office Eureka. Delivering gold: The art of letters on the Victorian goldfields 1851-1860, Melbourne, 2004, front cover (colour illus.).

Patricia Macdonald, Exiles and emigrants: epic journies to Australia in the Victorian era, Melbourne, 2005, 114 (colour illus.), 139.

William Splatt and Barbara Burton, 100 masterpieces of Australian painting, Adelaide, 1973, 22, 23 (colour illus.), back cover colour illus.. plate no.8

Editor Unknown (Editor), Country Life, 'The Prospector's Letter', pg. 535, London, 06 Sep 1962, 535 (illus.). letter to the editor of 'Country life' requesting information about this painting, written by the vendor Mr LH Kennett