Entrance to Port Stephens, New South Wales
W Lister Lister
27 Dec 1859 - 06 Nov 1943
William Lister Lister was born in Sydney and between 1867 and 1888 worked and studied in England, France and Scotland before returning to Australia. He won the Wynne Prize for landscape seven times, was President of the Royal Art Society of New South Wales 1897-1941 and a trustee of the Art Gallery 1900-43. This is one of five major watercolours by Lister Lister in the collection; there are also eighteen early watercolours from 1875-76 bound into a small book.
Port Stephens is on the coast of New South Wales, north of Newcastle.
excerpt from Hendrik Kolenberg, Anne Ryan and Patricia James, '19th century Australian watercolours, drawings & pastels in the Gallery's collection', Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2005
pencil, watercolour, white gouache
66.2 x 99.8 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.l., pale blue watercolour "W. LISTER LISTER/ -92".
Not on display
Shown in 4 exhibitions
Watercolour drawings competition - scenery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Dec 1892–Jan 1893
150 years of Australian art (1938), National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 27 Jan 1938–25 Apr 1938
Nineteenth century Australian watercolours from the collection (1991), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 13 Apr 1991–07 Jul 1991
19th century Australian watercolours, drawings & pastels, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 06 Apr 2005–24 Jul 2005
Referenced in 3 publications
Hendrik Kolenberg., Nineteenth century Australian watercolours from the collection, 'Introduction', Sydney, 1991. cat.no. 39; not paginated
Lionel Lindsay, 150 years of Australian art, Sydney, 1938. cat.no. 430 [Gallery No. 4], titled 'Entrance to Port Stephens'
Hendrik Kolenberg, Anne Ryan and Patricia James, 19th century Australian watercolours, drawing and pastels from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 2005, 108, 109 (colour illus.).