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Peter Graham


13 Mar 1836 - 18 Oct 1921




Media category


Materials used

oil on canvas


117.3 x 169.4 cm stretcher; 160.0 x 212.0 x 15.0 cm frame

Signature & date

Signed and dated l.l. corner, red oil "Peter Graham/ 1887".


Purchased 1888

Accession number


Artist information

Peter Graham

Works in the collection


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Agnew's, London, London/England, Purchased by the AGNSW from Agnew's 1888.

Referenced in 27 publications


Tim Bonyhady, Images in opposition: Australian landscape painting 1801–1890, 'The wilderness intact', Melbourne, 1985, p 82.

Renée Free, Art Gallery of New South Wales catalogue of British paintings, Sydney, 1987, p 75, illus p 75.

Anne Kirker and Peter Tomory, British painting 1800–1990 in Australian and New Zealand public collections, Sydney, 1997, p 91, no 811.

May L Manning, Magazine of Art, 'Art in Australia', London, 1895, pp 215–19: p 218.

Tom Roberts, The Argus, no 14150, 'The National Art Gallery of New South Wales', Melbourne, 31 Oct 1891, p 4.

Frank Rutter, Sunday Times, ‘Art in Australia – new purchases for Sydney – errors of the past’, London, 24 Sep 1933, p 12.

Sydney Mail, ‘Mr Dickenson at the Art Gallery’, Sydney, 29 Dec 1888, p 1345.

National Art Gallery (report of trustees for the year 1888), Sydney, 1889, p 1.

Chronicle of Art, ‘Recent art movement in Australia’, London, Oct 1889, p iii. Supplement to Magazine of Art.

Pall Mall Gazette, ‘The art galleries of Sydney and Melbourne’, London, 25 Sep 1889, p 7.

Illustrated Sydney News, 'Art Notes', Sydney, 14 Nov 1889, p 20.

Art lectures delivered by Sidney Dickenson, MA at the National Art Gallery of New South Wales …, Sydney, 1889, pp 40–41.

Sydney Morning Herald, ‘Anglo-Australian exhibition – second notice’, Sydney, 13 Apr 1889, p 7.

Catalogue of the loan collections of oil paintings exhibited at the Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide National Galleries on the 1st of September 1894, Sydney, 1894, p 8, no 2, illus p 8.

Sydney Morning Herald, 'The new loan exhibition', Sydney, 01 Sep 1894, p 5.

Sydney Morning Herald, ‘National Art Gallery – third loan interchange’, Sydney, 24 Apr 1896, p 6.

National Art Gallery of NSW illustrated catalogue, Sydney, 1906, p 54, no 147.

National Art Gallery of NSW: illustrated catalogue, Sydney, 1917, p 46, no 133.

National Art Gallery of NSW: illustrated catalogue, Sydney, 1924, p 24, no 50.

Old favourites, Sydney, 1954, np.

Art Gallery of New South Wales 2015, Sydney, 2016, p 36, col illus pp 36, 37.

Glasgow Herald, ‘National Gallery of New South Wales: recent purchases of British pictures’, Glasgow, 19 Sep 1933.

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

Women's Penny Paper, ‘Messrs Tooth’s Galleries’, London, 29 Dec 1888, p 3.

Sydney Morning Herald, ‘New pictures at the Art Gallery’, Sydney, 26 May 1888, p 8.

Sydney Mail, ‘New Pictures at the Art Gallery’, Sydney, 02 Jun 1888, p 1196.

Sydney Morning Herald, ‘Lecture – Mr Dickenson at the Art Gallery’, Sydney, 20 Dec 1888, p 11.