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Title

The magpie

1880s-1890s


Artist

Myles Birket Foster

England

04 Feb 1825 - 27 Mar 1899


Details


Date

1880s-1890s


Media category

Watercolour


Materials used

watercolour and bodycolour


Dimensions

20.3 x 27.9 cm image; 22.0 x 29.1 cm sheet; 42.0 x 52.5 x 3.0 cm frame


Signature & date

Signed l.r., "BF [artist's monogram]". Not dated.


Credit

Bequest of Albert and Katey Nathan 1941


Location

Not on display


Accession number

7147


Artist information

Myles Birket Foster

Artist profile

Works in the collection

2


Shown in 5 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Provenance


Albert and Katey Nathan, Sydney/New South Wales/Australia, Bequest of Albert and Katey Nathan in 1941


Referenced in 6 publications

Bibliography


Renée Free and Rose Peel, Dreams and realities: Victorian works on paper, Sydney, 1993, p 8.

Peter Raissis, Victorian watercolours from the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2017, pp 96–97, col illus p 97.

Peter Raissis, Victorian watercolours: selections from the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2000, p 10, no 18.

Jan Reynolds, Birket Foster, London, 1984, p 212.

Trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales: Minutes 19.1.1945-24.11.1950, Sydney, 1945-1950, pp 3024 (27 Aug 1948), 3096 (22 July 1949).

Trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales: Minutes 21.1.1941-23.2.1945, Sydney, 1941-1945, pp 2205–06 (21 Jan 1941).