- Other Title
- Snowdrop and the Dwarfs
- Media category
- Materials used
- tempera on gesso on canvas
- 49.2 x 89.2 cm stretcher; 77.5 x 116.5 x 5.5 cm frame
- Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
- Purchased 1897
- South Building, ground level, Grand Courts
- Accession number
- Artist information
John Dickson Batten
Works in the collection
Shown in 5 exhibitions
Twenty-seventh autumn exhibition of modern pictures in oil and watercolours, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, 1897–1897
British and European watercolours - the first thirty years of the collection 1875-1906, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 13 Apr 1996–02 Jun 1996
Looking for faeries: The Victorian tradition, Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria, 16 Oct 2010–28 Nov 2010
Grand Courts collection rehang, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Nov 2021–2023
Unknown, New Gallery, New Gallery, London, 1897?–1897?
Referenced in 11 publications
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales annual report 2010–11, Sydney, 2011, p 115.
Anna Clabburn, Looking for faeries: the Victorian tradition, 'The legacy of English fairy painting', Bendigo, 2010, np, col illus.
Renée Free, Art Gallery of New South Wales catalogue of British paintings, Sydney, 1987, p 12, illus p 12.
Anne Kirker and Peter Tomory, British painting 1800–1990 in Australian and New Zealand public collections, Sydney, 1997, p 47, no 85. As 'Snow white and the seven little men'.
Aymer Vallance, The Studio, 'The Revival of Tempera Painting', London, 1901, pp 155–65: illus p 158. As 'Snowdrop and the Dwarfs'.
Sydney Morning Herald, 'Art Matters', Sydney, 23 Mar 1898, p 3.
Daily Telegraph, 'Art Gallery purchases', Sydney, 23 May 1898, p 3.
National Art Gallery of New South Wales (report of trustees for the year 1898), Sydney, 1899, p 2. As watercolour.
National Art Gallery of NSW illustrated catalogue, Sydney, 1906, p 83, no 76.
Twenty-seventh autumn exhibition of modern pictures in oil and watercolours, Liverpool, 1897, p 40, no 572.
National Art Gallery of NSW: illustrated catalogue, Sydney, 1906. States this is Batten's first work executed in tempera.
John Dickson Batten, England, Purchased by the AGNSW from the artist 1897