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Sir Henry Parkes

(circa 1894)


Tom Roberts

England, Australia

08 Mar 1856 - 14 Sep 1931


Other Titles

Sir Henry Parkes, G.C.M.G.

The late Sir Henry Parkes, G.C.M.G.

Place where the work was made

New South Wales Australia


(circa 1894)

Media category


Materials used

oil on canvas


76.7 x 64.0 cm stretcher; 102.5 x 87.5 x 11.5 cm frame

Signature & date

Signed l.l., oil "Tom Roberts".


Gift of Howard Hinton 1922


Not on display

Accession number


Artist information

Tom Roberts

Artist profile

Works in the collection



Where the work was made
New South Wales

Shown in 5 exhibitions

Exhibition history

Referenced in 12 publications


Lionel Lindsay, Howard Hinton memorial exhibition, 'Howard Hinton, OBE', pg. 2-3, Sydney, 1948, 8. 40; not exhibited as on loan to National Gallery of Victoria.

Patrick H. McCarthy, Bailed up: the story behind the painting, ‘Tom Roberts, Bushranging and Bailed Up’, pg. 45-90, Sydney, 2006, 75, 117, 119, 141.

Daniel Thomas, Art Gallery of New South Wales Quarterly, 'Tom Roberts', pg. 466-487, Sydney, Jul 1969, 474, 475 (illus.).

Helen Topliss, Tom Roberts 1856-1931: a catalogue raisonné. Volume 1 - Text, Melbourne, 1985, 123, 124. 228

Unknown (Compilator), Famous people: a selective who's who from works in the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1981, 12 (illus.).

Virginia Spate, Tom Roberts, Melbourne, 1978, 113 (illus.), 149. 38

Helen Topliss, Tom Roberts 1856-1931: a catalogue raisonné. Volume 2 - Plates, Melbourne, 1985, (colour illus.). plate no. 228

Unknown, Currency lads & lasses: behind the faces on Australian banknotes, 'Sir Henry Parkes 1815-1896', pg. 88-105, South Melbourne, 2004, 88 (colour illus.), 89.

Author Unknown, Loan exhibition of Australian art: collection of paintings and drawings by Australian artists executed during the last 25 to 35 Years, Sydney, 1918, 22. titled ‘Sir Henry Parkes Parkes G.C.M.G.’; 234

Editor Unknown (Editor), Exhibition and sale of paintings by Tom Roberts, previous to his leaving Australia., Sydney, Nov 1900. titled ‘The late Sir Henry Parkes, G.C.M.G.’; 7; priced 100 guineas

Grafton Galleries, Exhibition of Australian art in London, London, 1898, 22. titled 'Sir Henry Parkes, G.C.M.G.'; 109

New South Wales Society of Artists, The Society of Artists Second Spring Exhibition, Sydney, Sep 1896, 9. titled ‘The late Sir Henry Parkes, G.C.M.G.’; 72; priced £105.0.0