Fog, Thames Embankment
08 Mar 1856 - 14 Sep 1931
Barges on the Thames
oil on paperboard
13.1 x 21.7 cm board; 31.6 x 46.0 x 4.2 cm frame
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Purchased with funds provided by the Gleeson O'Keefe Foundation 2008
Where the work was made
Shown in 7 exhibitions
The 9 by 5 Impression Exhibition, Buxton's, Melbourne, 17 Aug 1889 -
Moonrise: an exhibition of Australian nocturne and twilight landscapes of the turn of the century, Art Gallery of Ballarat, Ballarat, Dec 1973–Jan 1974
Golden Summers - Heidelberg and beyond:
- National Gallery of Victoria [St Kilda Road], Melbourne 30 Oct 1985–27 Jan 1986
- Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney 21 Feb 1986–20 Apr 1986
- Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide 09 May 1986–29 Jun 1986
- Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth 30 Jul 1986–14 Sep 1986
Tom Roberts (1996-1997):
Sotheby's: Australian and international art including works from the Ted Lustig collection, Sotheby's Gallery Melbourne, Armadale, 21 Nov 2006 -
Tom Roberts Retrospective, National Gallery of Australia, Parkes, 04 Dec 2015–28 Mar 2016
Australia's Impressionists, National Gallery, London, London, 07 Dec 2016–26 Mar 2017
Referenced in 19 publications
Basil Burdett, The West Australian, 'An artist's mountain retreat: How Arthur Streeton rose to fame', pg. 7, Perth, 08 Jun 1940, 7.
Jane Clark, Golden summers: Heidelberg and beyond, 'The 9x5 impression exhibition, 1889', pg. 112-117, Melbourne, 1985, 118 (colour illus.). titled 'Thames scene'
Barry Pearce, Look, 'Exciting acquisition: A tiny Tom Roberts with a big history', pg. 17-19, Sydney, Jun 2008, 17 (colour illus.), 19.
Christopher Riopelle, Australia's impressionists, 'Australia's impressionists in a world context', pg. 11-18, London, 2016, 11, 12, 64 (colour illus.), 65, 110, 124, 127. cat.no. 2
Katrina Strickland, The Australian financial review, 'Gleeson adds to his lasting impressions', pg. 7, Sydney, 11 Mar 2008, 7 (illus.). Photograph of Senior Curator of Australian Art, Barry Pearce, with the painting.
Leigh Astbury, Sunlight and shadow: Australian impressionist painters 1880-1900, Rushcutters Bay, 1989, 88 (colour illus.), 89. titled 'Thames scene'; plate no. 64
Anne Gray, Tom Roberts, 'Harmonic arrangements: Tom Roberts' painting' Anne Gray, pg. 31-60, Canberra, 2015, 35, 39, 51, 112 (colour illus.), 113, 275, 349. cat.no.10
Helen Topliss, Tom Roberts 1856-1931: a catalogue raisonné. Volume 1 - Text, Melbourne, 1985, 88. titled 'Thames scene'; cat.no. 41
Virginia Spate, Tom Roberts, Melbourne, 1978, 24, 27 (colour illus.), 30, 161. plate no. 3
Art Gallery of Ballarat, Moonrise: an exhibition of Australian nocturne and twilight landscapes of the turn of the century, 'Moonrise: an exhibition of Australian nocturne and twilight landscapes of the turn of the century', Ballarat, 1973. titled 'Thames scene'; cat.no. 39; not paginated
Virginia Spate, Tom Roberts, Melbourne, 1972, 24, 27 (colour illus.), 30, 161. plate no. 3
Unknown (Editor), Table talk, 'Art and artists', pg. 4, Melbourne, 23 Aug 1889, 4. Review of the '9 x 5 Exhibition of Impressions', with list of patrons who acquired works from the exhibition, including Professor Jenks who purchased 'Fog, Thames Embankment'.
Unknown (Editor), Age, 'An Impression exhibition', pg. 15, Melbourne, 17 Aug 1889, 15.
Author Unknown, 9 x 5: Exhibition of Impressions, Melbourne, 1889. titled 'Fog, Thames Embankment; cat.no. 1; priced 1 guinea; not paginated
Helen Topliss, Tom Roberts 1856-1931: a catalogue raisonné. Volume 2 - Plates, Melbourne, 1985, (colour illus.). plate no. 11
Sotheby's Australia, Sotheby's Australian and International art, including works from the Ted Lustig collection, Melbourne 21 November 2006, Melbourne, 2006, 46, 47 (colour illus.). titled 'Thames scene'; lot no. 21 NOTE: Work was withdrawn from sale
Mary Eagle, The oil paintings of Tom Roberts in the National Gallery of Australia, Parkes, 1997, 13.
Humphrey McQueen, Tom Roberts, Sydney, 1996, 533.
Ron Radford, Humphrey McQueen, Mary Eagle, Virginia Spate, Daniel Thomas, Jane Hylton, Barry Pearce, Leigh Astbury, Helen Topliss, Roger Arthur Butler and Jane Hylton, Tom Roberts, Adelaide, 1996, 67 (colour illus.), 194 (illus.). titled 'Thames scene'