Nearing the camping ground
John Ford Paterson
Mar 1851 - 01 Jul 1912
oil on canvas
125.4 x 51.8
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.l., oil "J.F. Paterson 1889".
Shown in 4 exhibitions
Victorian Artists Society Winter Exhibition (1889), State Library of Victoria, Melbourne, 02 May 1889 -
Exhibition of Australian Art (1923), Burlington House, 06 Oct 1923–03 Nov 1923
150 years of Australian art (1938), National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 27 Jan 1938–25 Apr 1938
A retrospective exhibition of Australian painting, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 25 Sep 1953–25 Oct 1953
Referenced in 20 publications
A.C., Age, 'Australian artists of the past: John Ford Paterson', Melbourne, 24 Sep 1932.
Julian Ashton., Daily telegraph, ‘National Art Gallery: The Australian Court’, Sydney, 27 Sep 1905, unknown.
Lyn Johnstone, John Ford Paterson: a family tradition, 'Something evanescent', pg. 7-28, Victoria, 2010. General reference
Henry Lawson, Favourite poems, Sydney, 1992, 24-25 (colour illus.).
Lionel Lindsay, 150 years of Australian art, Sydney, 1938. cat.no. 196 [Gallery No. 3]
Hal Missingham, A retrospective exhibition of Australian painting, Sydney, 1953. cat.no. 56
William Moore, The story of Australian art from the earliest known art of the continent to the art of today (Vol. 1), 'Galleries', pg. 179-214, Sydney, 1934, 20 (illus.), 211.
William Moore., The Courier Mail, Art and artists: John Ford Paterson', Brisbane, 12 Nov 1932. John Ford Paterson memorial exhibition review
Sydney Ure Smith (Editor), Art in Australia, Sydney, Aug 1933, 49 (illus.).
Illustrated Australian news and musical times, 'The Victorian Artists' Society', pg. 21, Melbourne, 01 Jun 1889, 21.
Argus, 'Winter exhibition of the Victorian Artists' Society: second notice', pg. 9, Melbourne, 15 May 1889, 9.
Unknown (Editor), Table talk, 'Art and artists: Victorian winter exhibition', pg. 6, Melbourne, 10 May 1889, 6.
Editor Unknown (Editor), Argus, 'Saturday afternoons: at the opening of the Artists' exhibition', pg. 7, Melbourne, 06 May 1889, 7.
Victorian Artists Society, Victorian Artists' Society catalogue of winter exhibition, May 1889, Melbourne, 1889, 7, 8 (illus.). cat.no. 52, 'Nearing the camping ground', £75-0-0, black-and-white line illustration of work
The Australasian, 'The pictorial: pictures at the Victorian Artists' exhibition', pg. 968, Melbourne, 11 May 1889, 968. Pages in 'The Australasian' were numbered from the first issue of the year.
Bernard William Smith, A catalogue of Australian oil paintings in the National Art Gallery of New South Wales 1875-1952, Sydney, 1953, 159.
The Studio, 'Art of the British Empire Overseas', pg. 73, London, 1917, 73 (illus.).
National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Catalogue of the National Art Gallery of New South Wales 1899, Sydney, 1899. cat.no. 284
National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Catalogue of the National Art Gallery of New South Wales 1893, Sydney, 1893. cat.no. 357
National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Catalogue of the National Art Gallery of New South Wales 1891, Sydney, 1891, 65. cat.no. 225; titled 'Nearing the Camping Ground'.