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Study for 'Rounding up a straggler'

(circa 1889)


Frank Mahony

Australia, England

1862 – 28 Jun 1916

  • Details

    (circa 1889)
    Media category
    Materials used
    pencil, monochrome gouache on thin card
    19.1 x 21.9 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.r.

    Gift of Mr and Mrs Will Mahony 1984
    Not on display
    Accession number

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Frank Mahony

    Works in the collection


  • About

    Frank Mahony was born in Melbourne and studied in Sydney at the NSW Academy of Art. He is best known as a painter of Australian genre subjects, and an illustrator for 'The picturesque atlas of Australasia' and 'The Bulletin'. He also illustrated books by Henry Lawson and Banjo Patterson.

    The painting 'Rounding up a straggler' is in the Gallery's collection, purchased in the year it was painted. An engraving of it appears in 'The picturesque atlas of Australasia' (1888) as 'Rounding up a straggler on a cattle-run', pg. 353. On the verso of the drawing are pencil studies of a horse and a couple.

    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

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications

Other works by Frank Mahony

See all 19 works