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Fog, Thames Embankment



Tom Roberts

England, Australia

08 Mar 1856 - 14 Sep 1931


Other Titles

Thames scene

Barges on the Thames

Place where the work was made

London England



Media category


Materials used

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

Accession number


Artist information

Tom Roberts

Artist profile

Works in the collection



Where the work was made

Shown in 7 exhibitions

Exhibition history

Referenced in 19 publications


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'; 39; not paginated

Leigh Astbury, Sunlight and shadow: Australian impressionist painters 1880-1900, Rushcutters Bay, 1989, 88 (colour illus.), 89. titled 'Thames scene'; plate no. 64

Maurice Brodzky (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'.

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'

Mary Eagle, The oil paintings of Tom Roberts in the National Gallery of Australia, Parkes, 1997, 13.

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.

Humphrey McQueen, Tom Roberts, Sydney, 1996, 533.

Barry Pearce, Look, 'Exciting acquisition: A tiny Tom Roberts with a big history', pg. 17-19, Sydney, Jun 2008, 17 (colour illus.), 19.

Ron Radford, Humphrey McQueen, Mary Eagle, Virginia Spate, Daniel Thomas AM, 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'

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. 2

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

Virginia Spate, Tom Roberts, Melbourne, 1978, 24, 27 (colour illus.), 30, 161. plate no. 3

Virginia Spate, Tom Roberts, Melbourne, 1972, 24, 27 (colour illus.), 30, 161. plate no. 3

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.

Helen Topliss, Tom Roberts 1856-1931: a catalogue raisonné. Volume 2 - Plates, Melbourne, 1985, (colour illus.). plate no. 11

Helen Topliss, Tom Roberts 1856-1931: a catalogue raisonné. Volume 1 - Text, Melbourne, 1985, 88. titled 'Thames scene'; 41

A.L. Windsor (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; 1; priced 1 guinea; not paginated