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Title

Black Lion Tea Gardens

Artist

Walter Greaves

England

1829 - 1925

  • Details

    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    etching
    Dimensions
    11.2 x 22.5 cm platemark; 19.0 x 29.6 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed l.r., pencil "W. Greaves". Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of Hendrik Kolenberg 2013. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    146.2013
    Copyright

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    Artist information
    Walter Greaves

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    GREAVES, a painter and etcher, was a disciple of Whistler for about twenty years from the sixties to the early 1880s. His father was a Chelsea boat-builder who had been J.M.W. Turner’s boatman. Many of his drawings and etchings show the absorption of Whistler’s teachings and offer a charming record of 19th century Chelsea. Greaves’s later years were spent in obscurity following accusations that he had plagiarized Whistler’s work.

  • Provenance

    Hendrik Kolenberg, Sydney/New South Wales/Australia, Gift of Hendrik Kolenberg 2013. Purchased by Kolenberg 1970s

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