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Title

Letter to Eccleston Du Faur

21 August 1874

Artist

Conrad Martens

England, Australia

21 Mar 1801 – 21 Aug 1878

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  • Details

    Date
    21 August 1874
    Media category
    Correspondence
    Materials used
    ink on paper
    Dimensions
    17.8 x 11.3 cm
    Signature & date

    Signed l.r.corner, ink "Conrad Martens" on second page. Dated u.r.corner, ink "Aug 21 1874" on first page.

    Credit
    National Art Archive. Art Gallery of New South Wales Institutional Archive
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    ARC1.58.56305
    Copyright

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    Conrad Martens

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    Works in the collection

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    The watercolour by Conrad Martens of Apsley Falls was the first Australian work of art to enter the Gallery's collection. It was commissioned in 1874 by the trustees of the NSW Academy of Art at a cost of £50, and in March 1875 was awarded a gold medal for watercolour at the NSW Academy of Art exhibition. This letter was written by Martens when he was first informed of the commission.

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