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Title

The three sisters of Phaethon weeping over the tomb of their brother

1841-1845


Artist

Francis Danby

Ireland, England

16 Nov 1793 - 09 Feb 1861


Details


Date

1841-1845


Media category

Painting


Materials used

oil on canvas


Dimensions

63.5 x 91.6 cm stretcher; 76.0 x 104.0 x 7.5 cm frame


Signature & date

Signed and dated on rock l.r, red paint "F DANBY 1845". Signed u.r., pen and black ink "...Fr Danby ARA".


Credit

Purchased 1970


Location

Not on display


Accession number

31.1971


Artist information

Francis Danby

Works in the collection

1


Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Provenance


Jones & Cox, pre 14 Apr 1860

Christie's London, 14 Apr 1860, London/England, Offered by Jones & Cox at Christie's London, 14 Apr 1860, no 97 ('Three sisters weeping over the ashes of Phaeton'), but not sold.

R C Wilcox, pre 1939, By 1939. Consigned by him to Christie's, Jan 1939, but not entered in any sale.

Charlotte Frank, 1969-24 Jul 1970, London/England, In the collection of Charlotte Frank by 1969.

Frank Gallery, 1970, London/England, Purchased from the Frank Gallery, London, 1970.


Referenced in 13 publications

Bibliography


Eric Adams, Francis Danby: varieties of poetic landscape, 1973, p 181, no 55, illus fig 77.

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales picturebook, Sydney, 1972, col illus p 25.

Patricia Crawford, History and legend in some selected paintings at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1980, p 7, illus p 7.

Renée Free, Art and Australia, vol 10, no 1, Art Gallery of New South Wales special number, 'European collection', Sydney, Jul 1972, pp 63–75: p 64.

Renée Free, Art Gallery of New South Wales catalogue of British paintings, Sydney, 1987, p 45, illus p 45.

Anne Kirker and Peter Tomory, British painting 1800–1990 in Australian and New Zealand public collections, Sydney, 1997, p 70, no 480, illus p 70.

Art Gallery of New South Wales annual report 1979, Sydney, 1979, p 22.

European painting 16th to 19th centuries and Australian painting of the 19th century [in Russian], Moscow, 1979-1980, np, no 10.

Art Gallery of New South Wales annual report 1971, Sydney, 1971, p 5.

Art Gallery of New South Wales trustees' minutes 1979, Sydney, 1979, p 9129 (22 June).

Art Gallery of New South Wales trustees' minutes 1970, Sydney, 1970, p 7315 (26 June), pp 7323–24 (24 July), p 7329 (28 Sep).

Catalogue of a colleciton of ancient and modern pictures from different private collections, drawings and a few engravings, ..., London, 14 Apr 1860, p 6, no 97.

Art Gallery of New South Wales trustees' minutes 1971, Sydney, 1971, p 7405 (26 Mar).