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An image of On the Timbarra - Reek's and Allen's sluicing claim by Tom Roberts

Tom Roberts

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

Title
On the Timbarra - Reek's and Allen's sluicing claim
Other titles:
Dredging in the Clarence (Reek’s)
On the Timbarra-Reek’s and Allen’s Sluicing Claim
Gold Digger
Place of origin
TenterfieldNew South WalesAustralia
Year
(circa 1894)
Media category
Painting
Materials used
oil on canvas on hardboard
Dimensions

66.0 x 103.0 cm board; 84.7 x 120.7 x 5.0 cm frame

Signature & date
Signed l.l. corner, brown oil "Tom Roberts". Not dated.
Credit
Purchased 1961
Accession number
OA19.1961
Location
19th c Australian art
Bibliography (15)

Susan Bruce, A treasury of Australian bush painting, Adelaide, 1979, (colour illus.). plate no. 26

Dennis Colsey and Hal Missingham, One hundred years of Australian landscape painting: Art Gallery of New South Wales Travelling Art Exhibition 1968, Sydney, 1968, 4, 5 (illus.). cat.no. 3; dated circa 1895

Deborah Edwards, Two centuries of Australian painting: a selection from the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Introduction', pg. 8-14, Sydney, 1986, 21 (illus.). cat.no. 10

Robert Lindsay., Aspects of Australian Art: Art Gallery of New South Wales travelling art exhibition 1976, 'Tom Roberts', Sydney, 1976, (colour illus.). cat.no. 11; dated circa 1895-1896; not paginated

Patrick McCarthy, Bailed up: the story behind the painting, ‘Tom Roberts, Bushranging and Bailed Up’, pg. 45-90, Sydney, 2006, 76, 77 (colour illus.).

New South Wales Society of Artists, The Society of Artists Second Spring Exhibition, Sydney, Sep 1896, 4. titled ‘On the Timbarra-Reek’s and Allen’s Sluicing Claim’; cat.no. 13; priced £26.5.0

Terry Smith, Transformations in Australian art: The nineteenth century - landscape, colony and nation [Volume One], 'The divided meaning of 'Shearing the Rams': artists and nationalism, 1888-1895', pg. 66-106, St Leonards, 2002, 99.

Virginia Spate, Tom Roberts, Melbourne, 1978, 62 (colour illus.), 70, 148. plate no. 18

William Splatt and Susan Bruce, 100 masterpieces of Australian landscape painting, Melbourne, 1986, 122, 123 (colour illus.). plate no. 58

Daniel Thomas, Art Gallery of New South Wales Quarterly, 'Tom Roberts', pg. 466-487, Sydney, Jul 1969, 474 (illus.).

Helen Topliss, Tom Roberts 1856-1931: a catalogue raisonné. Volume 2 - Plates, Melbourne, 1985, (colour illus.). titled 'On the Timbarra-Reek’s and Allen’s Sluicing Claim’; plate.no. 219

Helen Topliss, Tom Roberts 1856-1931: a catalogue raisonné. Volume 1 - Text, Melbourne, 1985, 131. cat.no. 219

Helen Topliss, Seeing the first Australians, 'Tom Roberts' Aboriginal portraits', pg. 110-136, North Sydney, 1985, 110, 124, 126 (illus.). plate no. 8.16

Editor Unknown (Editor), Exhibition and sale of paintings by Tom Roberts, previous to his leaving Australia., Sydney, Nov 1900. titled 'Dredging in the Clarence (Reek’s)'; cat.no. 25; priced 20 guineas

Editor Unknown (Editor), The artists 1993: Australian old master painters, Gosford, 1993, (colour illus.). Illustration featured for the month of June, 1993; not paginated.

Exhibition history (7)

Society of Artists Spring Exhibition (1896), Cliff Gallery, Sydney, 05 Sep 1896 -

Exhibition and sale of paintings by Tom Roberts, previous to his leaving Australia., Society of Artists, Sydney, 14 Nov 1900 -

Purchases and Acquisitions for 1961, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Apr 1962–25 May 1962

One hundred years of Australian landscape painting: Art Gallery of New South Wales Travelling Art Exhibition 1968, Various, 1968–1969

Aspects of Australian art: Art Gallery of New South Wales Travelling Art Exhibition 1976, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1976–1977

Two centuries of Australian painting, a selection from the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Orange Regional Gallery, Australia, 19 Apr 1986–15 Jun 1986

L'Été australien à Montpellier, Musee Fabre, France, 30 Jun 1990–13 Sep 1990