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Title

Edinburgh from the Calton Hill

1858


Artist

David Roberts

Scotland

24 Oct 1796 - 25 Nov 1864


Details


Date

1858


Media category

Painting


Materials used

oil on canvas


Dimensions

98.1 x 150.9 cm original canvas; 99.0 x 152.4 cm stretcher; 135.7 x 188.7 x 12.0 cm frame


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r., "David Roberts R.A. 1858".


Credit

Purchased 1890


Location

Not on display


Accession number

662


Artist information

David Roberts

Works in the collection

2


Shown in 4 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Provenance


Robert Napier Esq., post 1858, Scotland, Commissioned by Napier in 1858

F.W. Cozens, pre 17 May 1890, Sold Christie's London, 17 May 1890, lot no. 133

Christie's London, 17 May 1890, London/England, Purchased by the AGNSW from Christie's London, 17 May 1890, lot no. 133


Referenced in 23 publications

Bibliography


Anon., Sydney Morning Herald, no 16465, 'Review of the year artistic', Sydney, 31 Dec 1890, p 10.

Anon., Sydney Morning Herald, no 16312, 'Art, music and the drama', Sydney, 05 Jul 1890, p 5.

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales annual report 2013–14, Sydney, 2014, p 63.

James Ballantine, The Life of David Roberts RA, Edinburgh, 1866, p 252. the sketch in Roberts’s journal illus p 191.

John E Branch, Picture study in schools, records of the Education Society, no 7, Sydney, 1913, pp 59–60,illus p 59.

Renée Free, Art Gallery of New South Wales catalogue of British paintings, Sydney, 1987, p 168, illus p 168.

Helen Guiterman and Briony Llewellyn, David Roberts, London, 1986, p 99.

Alison Inglis and Patricia Macdonald (Curators), For Auld Lang Syne: images of Scottish Australia from First Fleet to Federation, Ballarat, 2014, p 290, col illus p 291.

Anne Kirker and Peter Tomory, British painting 1800–1990 in Australian and New Zealand public collections, Sydney, 1997, p 152, no 1867, illus p 152.

Katherine Sim, David Roberts R.A., 1796-1864: A biography, London, 1984, p 59. illus from Roberts journal/account book?

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, p 250 (24 Aug 1905).

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 495 (9 Sep 1890).

Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, 20 Sep 1890.

Catalogue of the very valuable and important collection of modern pictures, water-colour drawings, and engravings of Frederick William Cosens, Esq., F.S.A., Deceased, late of Melbury Road, and the Shelleys, Lewes, London, 17 May 1890-20 May 1890, p 21, no 133.

National exhibition of works of art at Leeds, 1868: official catalogue, Leeds, 1869, p 77, no 1315.

National exhibition of works of art at Leeds, 1868: official catalogue, Leeds, 1868, p 86, no 1315.

New South Wales Art Gallery pictures, Sydney, 1931.

National Art Gallery of NSW illustrated catalogue, Sydney, 1906, p 19, no 42.

National Art Gallery of NSW illustrated catalogue, Sydney, 1917, p 20, no 40.

Scottish paintings in the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1981, illus np.

National Art Gallery of NSW illustrated catalogue, Sydney, 1924, p 28, no 67.

AGNSW archive BF12/1896, 31 Jul 1896.

National Art Gallery (report of trustees for the year 1890), Sydney, 1891, p 1.