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Peter Graham


13 Mar 1836 - 18 Oct 1921




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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


Not on display

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


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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

Old favourites, Sydney, 1954, np.

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

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

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

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