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Title

Hermione

1874


Artist

Thomas Francis Dicksee

England

13 Dec 1819 - 06 Nov 1895


Details


Date

1874


Media category

Painting


Materials used

oil on canvas


Dimensions

143.3 x 89.4 cm stretcher; 181.0 x 127.5 x 10.5 cm frame


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r., red paint "T. F. DICKSEE 1874".


Credit

Purchased 1885


Accession number

4550


Artist information

Thomas Francis Dicksee

Works in the collection

1


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Provenance


Messrs Wallis & Sons, French Gallery, London, 1874-10 Apr 1885, London/England, Purchased from the artist by Henry Wallis and exhibited in his French Gallery, 120 Pall Mall, London. Later transferred to Henry Wallis’s Gallery, Imperial Chambers, 77 Collins St, Melbourne, a colonial offshoot of the French Gallery, London. Purchased from them on 10 April 1885.


Referenced in 18 publications

Bibliography


Renée Free, Art Gallery of New South Wales catalogue of British paintings, Sydney, 1987, p 48, illus p 48.

Anne Kirker and Peter Tomory, British painting 1800–1990 in Australian and New Zealand public collections, Sydney, 1997, p 73, no 531.

John Saxby (Editor), Look, Sydney, Mar 2015, col illus p 44.

Trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales: Minutes 31.8.1880-4.8.1891, Sydney, 1880-1891, p 225 (25 Apr 1885).

Trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales: Minutes 27.3.1903-25.8.1909, Sydney, 1903-1909, report pp 2, 3 btw pp 459–60. Report on country loan extensions, p 2: requires cleaning and re-varnishing and should be returned to Sydney for that purpose; p 3: proposed to be sent to Singleton

AGNSW archive 17a/1885, 13 Apr 1885. Invoice from Wallis & Son, £1,600 for the three paintings sold to the National Gallery of NSW (Dicksee, Hoffner & Luminais)

Sydney Morning Herald, no 14681, 'Fine Arts', Sydney, 15 Apr 1885, p 6.

The Australasian, vol 38, no 995, 'Town news', Melbourne, 25 Apr 1885, p 27.

Twenty-second annual winter exhibition of cabinet pictures, by British and foreign artists at the French Gallery, 120 Pall Mall, opposite the Opera colonnade, London, 1874.

National Art Gallery of NSW: illustrated catalogue, Sydney, 1906, p 225, no 13. Country loan collections – Bathurst.

National Art Gallery of NSW illustrated catalogue, Sydney, 1910, p 231, no 1. Country loan collections – Grafton.

National Art Gallery of NSW: illustrated catalogue, Sydney, 1912, p 230, no 1. Country loan collections – Grafton.

Sydney Morning Herald, no 15348, ‘Pictures in Sydney – Figure painting at the Art Gallery’, Sydney, 04 Jun 1887, p 6.

Loan collection of works of art contributed by Trustees National Art Gallery of NSW and members of the Art Society of NSW […]: Catalogue. The present movement for the distribution of Art Works embraces the simultaneous exhibitions of lie Loan Collections at Bathurst, Goulburn and Newcastle, Which may be interchanged between these centres periodically, Sydney, 1895, np, no 13. Oil paintings to be first exhibited at Bathurst.

Western mail, no 1721, 'French Picture Gallery', Cardiff, 04 Nov 1874, p 8.

The Graphic, no 258, 'Fine Arts – The French Gallery', London, 07 Nov 1874, p 450.

Catalogue of the National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1884, p 34, no 104.

Sydney Morning Herald, no 14678, 'The Art Gallery', Sydney, 11 Apr 1885, p 9.