- Media category
- Materials used
- carbon pencil
- 14.9 x 28.0 cm image to borderlines; 16.2 x 28.5 cm sheet
- Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r, carbon pencil "Abbey Altson 1983".
Signed lower c. beneath image, carbon pencil "... Abbey Alston".
- Accessioned 2004
- Not on display
- Accession number
- Artist information
Works in the collection
The painting 'The golden age' 1893, for which Altson was awarded the Travelling Scholarship in his final year at the National Gallery School, Melbourne, was acquired by the National Gallery of Victoria under the conditions of the scholarship. This drawing is a later copy of the painting by the artist, for publication in London's 'The Magazine of Art' in 1895.
Shown in 3 exhibitions
Some Australian drawings 1880-1980, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 16 May 1981–18 Jun 1981
Australian arcady: landscape paintings from the collection of the the Art Galery of New South Wales:
- Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, Bathurst 21 Apr 1983–22 May 1983
- Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest, Emu Plains 27 May 1983–19 Jun 1983
- Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, Australia 25 Jun 1983–22 Jul 1983
- Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney 26 Aug 1983–30 Sep 1983
19th century Australian watercolours, drawings & pastels, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 06 Apr 2005–24 Jul 2005
Referenced in 4 publications
Renée Free, Fin de Siècle, Sydney, Jan 1994.
Hendrik Kolenberg, Anne Ryan and Patricia James, 19th century Australian watercolours, drawing and pastels from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 2005, 122 (colour illus.).
Denise Mimmocchi, Australian Symbolism: the art of dreams, ‘Brittany and the Arcadian vision’, pg.70-80, Sydney, 2012, 70. Reference to the original painting from which this drawing was copied.
Ursula Prunster, Australian arcady: Landscape paintings from the Art Gallery of New South Wales collection, Sydney, 1983. cat.no. 8; not paginated
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