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Springtime in Sussex



Tom Roberts

England, Australia

08 Mar 1856 - 14 Sep 1931


Other Titles

Spring, in Sussex

Sussex in the Spring

Place where the work was made

Sussex England



Media category


Materials used

oil on canvas on plywood


35.4 x 45.3 cm board; 46.0 x 56.5 x 4.4 cm frame

Signature & date

Signed and dated l.l. corner, red oil "Tom Roberts /21-".


Purchased 1932


Not on display

Accession number


Artist information

Tom Roberts

Artist profile

Works in the collection


Shown in 5 exhibitions

Exhibition history

Referenced in 11 publications


Anthony Horden & Son's (Compilator), Exhibition of oil paintings by Tom Roberts, Sydney, Jun 1926. titled 'Spring in Sussex'; 5; priced 65 guineas; not paginated

Mary Eagle, The oil paintings of Tom Roberts in the National Gallery of Australia, Parkes, 1997, 103 (illus.).

Anne Gray, Tom Roberts, 'Harmonic arrangements: Tom Roberts' painting' Anne Gray, pg. 31-60, Canberra, 2015, 51, 52, 290 (colour illus.), 291, 350. 116

Lionel Lindsay, 150 years of Australian art, Sydney, 1938. 107

Barry Pearce, Tom Roberts, 'Reflections on the late work', pg. 168, Adelaide, 1996, 172, 173 (colour illus.), 174, 213.

Virginia Spate, Tom Roberts, Melbourne, 1978, 126-127, 131 (colour illus.), 149. plate no. 37

Daniel Thomas, Art Gallery of New South Wales Quarterly, 'Tom Roberts', pg. 466-487, Sydney, Jul 1969, 484 (illus.), 485.

Helen Topliss, Tom Roberts 1856-1931: a catalogue raisonné. Volume 1 - Text, Melbourne, 1985, 181. 418

Helen Topliss, Tom Roberts 1856-1931: a catalogue raisonné. Volume 2 - Plates, Melbourne, 1985, (illus.). plate no. 185

Editor Unknown (Editor), The Argus, 'Art exhibitions.: Mr. Roberts's Paintings.', pg. 6, Melbourne, 17 Sep 1924, 16.

Editor Unknown (Editor), Exhibition of recent works by Tom Roberts, Melbourne, Sep 1924. titled ‘Sussex in the Spring’; 17; priced 15 guineas