An old woman (study)
Italy, Australia, New Zealand
21 Feb 1860 - 24 Jun 1926
An old woman, Florence
Portrait of an Old Lady
oil on canvas
50.3 x 40.1 cm stretcher; 80.0 x 70.5 x 8.5 cm frame
Signature & date
Signed c.r., red oil "G. Nerli". Not dated.
Not on display
Where the work was made
Shown in 1 exhibition
Italian artists working in 19th century Australia (1993), S.H. Ervin Gallery, The Rocks, 24 Sep 1993–21 Nov 1993
Referenced in 11 publications
Edmund Capon and Ursula Prunster, Face to face: Australian portraits, Sydney, 1986, (illus.). cat.no. 1
Betty Currie, Girolamo Pieri Nerli (1863-1926), Melbourne, 1976, 12, 17, (illus.).
Michael Dunn, Nerli: an Italian painter in the South Pacific, 'Nerli's paintings', pg. 18-54, Auckland, 2005, 18-19, 58, 59 (colour illus.). plate no. 2
Michael Dunn, Nerli - An exhibition of paintings & drawings, 'The art of Girolamo Nerli 1860-1926', pg. 11-24, Dunedin, 1988, 12, 31, 83, 96 (illus.), 97. cat.no. 1; titled 'Portrait of an Old Lady'; dated 1880s
National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Catalogue of the National Art Gallery of New South Wales 1891, Sydney, 1891. cat.no. 224
National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Catalogue of the National Art Gallery of New South Wales 1899, Sydney, 1899. cat.no. 280
National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Catalogue of the National Art Gallery of New South Wales 1893, Sydney, 1893. cat.no. 342
Roger Neill, Robert Louis Stevenson and Count Nerli in Samoa: the story of a portrait, 'Un tantino troppo di bravura', pg. 26-39, England, 1997, 27, 28 (illus.), 29. fig.no. 3
Bernard William Smith, A catalogue of Australian oil paintings in the National Art Gallery of New South Wales 1875-1952, Sydney, 1953, 152.
Kenneth Wilkinson (Editor), Art in Australia [series 3, no. 70], Sydney, Mar 1938, 60 (illus.).
Editor Unknown (Editor), Bulletin, Sydney, 01 Dec 1900. not paginated.