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An image of Gold diggers receiving a letter from home by attrib. William Strutt

attrib. William Strutt

(Australia, England 1825 – 1915)

Title
Gold diggers receiving a letter from home
Year
(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
Accession number
OA16.1964
Location
19th c Australian art
Bibliography (6)

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

Exhibition history (2)

Post Office Eureka. Delivering gold: The art of letters on the Victorian goldfields 1851-1860, Post Master Gallery, Melbourne, 20 Nov 2004–06 Mar 2005

Exiles and emigrants: Epic journeys to Australia in the Victorian era: