Gold diggers receiving a letter from home
attrib. William Strutt
1825 - 1915
oil on canvas on hardboard
91.5 x 72.3 cm board; 110.0 x 90.0 x 7.0 cm frame
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Shown in 2 exhibitions
Post Office Eureka. Delivering gold: The art of letters on the Victorian goldfields 1851-1860, Post Master Gallery, Melbourne, 20 Nov 2004–06 Mar 2005
Exiles and emigrants: Epic journeys to Australia in the Victorian era:
Referenced in 6 publications
Country Life, 'The Prospector's Letter', pg. 535, London, 06 Sep 1962, 535 (illus.). letter to the editor of 'Country life' requesting information about this painting, written by the vendor Mr LH Kennett
Migration in Irish history 1607-2007, England, 2008, (colour illus.). plate no. 14; not paginated
Patricia Macdonald, Exiles and emigrants: epic journies to Australia in the Victorian era, Melbourne, 2005, 114 (colour illus.), 139.
Post Office Eureka. Delivering gold: The art of letters on the Victorian goldfields 1851-1860, Melbourne, 2004, front cover (colour illus.).
Unknown, The life & art of William Strutt, 1825-1915, Martinborough, 1980, 240 (illus.). cat.no. 219 under 'Paintings of doubtful attribution'
William Splatt and Barbara Burton, 100 masterpieces of Australian painting, Adelaide, 1973, 22, 23 (colour illus.), back cover colour illus.. plate no.8