oil on canvas on hardboard
102.3 x 72.2 cm board; 114.3 x 84.4 x 6.0 cm frame
Signature & date
Signed l.l., black oil [artist's monogram] "EAF". Not dated.
Shown in 4 exhibitions
Royal Academy of Arts, 1890, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1890–1890
Unknown, Royal Anglo-Australian Society of Artists, Sydney 1892, Exhibition Venue Unknown, 1892–1892
Artist's Glue, Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest, Emu Plains, 04 Mar 1985–30 Jun 1985
Victorian Childhood, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 08 Feb 1999–19 Mar 1999
Royal Anglo-Australian Society of Artists, Sydney/New South Wales/Australia, Purchased by the AGNSW from the Royal Anglo-Australian Society of Artists1892
Referenced in 19 publications
Mrs Lionel Birch, Stanhope A Forbes, ARA, and Elizabeth Stanhope Forbes, ARWS, London, 1906, p 69. Discusses 1892 'Mignon'.
Judith Cook and Melissa Hardie, Singing from the walls: the life and art of Elizabeth Forbes, Bristol, 2000, pp 93–94, 170, 185, no 4.178.
Renée Free, Art Gallery of New South Wales catalogue of British paintings, Sydney, 1987, p 63, illus p 63.
Algernon Graves, The Royal Academy of Arts: a complete dictionary of contributors and their work from its foundation in 1769 to 1904, London, 1905-1906, vol 3, 1905, p 135.
Anne Kirker and Peter Tomory, British painting 1800–1990 in Australian and New Zealand public collections, Sydney, 1997, p 81, no 676.
Anna Gruetzner Robins, A fragile modernism: Whistler and his impressionist followers, New Haven, 2007, p 119, col illus p 121.
M H Spielmann, Magazine of art, ‘Current art: the Royal Academy – II', London, 1890, pp 253–60: p 258.
Athenaeum, 'The Royal Academy (second notice)', London, 17 May 1890, pp 644–47: p 645.
Exhibition of the British art gallery by the Royal Anglo-Australian Society of Artists, with which is associated the German art gallery, and a selection of pictures by Australian artists: illustrated catalogue, Melbourne, 1892, p 57, no 176, illus with sketch p 58.
Sydney Morning Herald, 'Review of the year 1892: art', Sydney, 31 Dec 1892, pp 5–6: p 6.
National Art Gallery of New South Wales (report of trustees for the year 1892), Sydney, (1893), p 2.
Pall Mall Gazette "Extra", 'The Pictures of 1890', London, 05 May 1890, illus p 64.
National Art Gallery of NSW: illustrated catalogue, Sydney, 1906, p 55, no 150.
National Art Gallery of NSW illustrated catalogue, Sydney, 1917, p 47, no 136.
National Art Gallery of NSW: illustrated catalogue, Sydney, 1924, p 69, no 203.
Art Gallery of New South Wales annual report 1993 [for the year ended 30 June 1993], Sydney, 1993, p 26. Conservation treatment.
Royal Academy Pictures, London, 1890, illus p 90. Supplement to the Magazine of Art, 1890, part 3.
The exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts … the one hundred and twenty-second, London, 1890, p 10, no 182.
Australian News, Unknown, 01 Apr 1892, p 10, illus p 10.