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Title

Smugglers: "To save their necks"

1889-1903


Artist

Charles Napier Hemy

England

24 May 1841 - 30 Sep 1917


Details


Other Title

Smugglers


Date

1889-1903


Media category

Painting


Materials used

oil on paper on canvas


Dimensions

107.9 x 213.0 cm stretcher; 149.8 x 256.0 x 10.0 cm frame


Signature & date

Signed and dated u.r. verso, black paint "...NAPIER-HEMY 1899-1902-3...".


Credit

Purchased 1906


Location

Not on display


Accession number

4531


Artist information

Charles Napier Hemy

Works in the collection

1


Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Provenance


Charles Napier Hemy, England, Purchased by the AGNSW from the artist 1906. Purchased from the New Zealand International Exhibition, Christchurch 1906-07.


Referenced in 4 publications

Bibliography


Renée Free, Art Gallery of New South Wales catalogue of British paintings, Sydney, 1987, 84 (illus.).

Anne Kirker and Peter Tomory, British painting 1800–1990 in Australian and New Zealand public collections, Sydney, 1997, 98. cat.no. 926

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle- Upon-Tyne, C.N. Hemy 1841-1917, 1984.

New Zealand International Exhibition 1906–7: British government exhibit: official catalogue: art, London, [1906], 8. cat.no. 86