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Harrow Hill

(circa 1910-circa 1912)


Tom Roberts

England, Australia

08 Mar 1856 - 14 Sep 1931


Other Title

Harrow on the Hill

Place where the work was made

London England


(circa 1910-circa 1912)

Media category


Materials used

oil on canvas on plywood


35.5 x 46.0 cm board; 48.5 x 58.5 x 5.5 cm frame

Signature & date

Signed l.l. corner, red oil "Tom Roberts". Not dated.


Purchased 1920


Not on display

Accession number


Artist information

Tom Roberts

Artist profile

Works in the collection



Where the work was made

Shown in 4 exhibitions

Exhibition history

Referenced in 10 publications


Athenaeum Gallery, Exhibition of paintings by Tom Roberts, Melbourne, 1920. 9; priced 60 guineas; not paginated

Anne Gray and John Gage, Constable: impressions of land, sea and sky, Canberra, 2006, 319 (colour illus.). A11

Anne Grey, Tom Roberts, 'Tom Roberts: La vita con brio', pg. 11-30, Canberra, 2015, 27, 278 (colour illus.), 279, 349. 110

Lionel Lindsay, 150 years of Australian art, Sydney, 1938. 124; not paginated

Alan McCulloch, The golden age of Australian painting: impressionism and the Heidelberg school, ‘Australian impressionist painting’, pg. 1-109, Melbourne, 1969, 88. McCulloch’s claim that the painting was purchased in Sydney contradicts the Trustees Minutes which state that the work was purchased in Melbourne.

Virginia Spate, Tom Roberts, Melbourne, 1978, 130 (colour illus.), 148. plate no. 36

Daniel Thomas, Art Gallery of New South Wales Quarterly, 'Tom Roberts', pg. 466-487, Sydney, Jul 1969, 483 (illus.).

Helen Topliss, Tom Roberts 1856-1931: a catalogue raisonné. Volume 1 - Text, Melbourne, 1985, 181. 413

Helen Topliss, Tom Roberts 1856-1931: a catalogue raisonné. Volume 2 - Plates, Melbourne, 1985, (illus.). plate no. 413

Editor Unknown (Editor), Society of Artists Spring Exhibition, Sydney, 1912, 9. titled 'Harrow on the Hill'; 161; priced 25 guineas