- (circa 1860)
- Media category
- Materials used
- 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.
- Purchased 1964
- Grand Courts
- Accession number
- Artist information
attrib. William Strutt
Works in the collection
Shown in 3 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, Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Melbourne, 09 Dec 2005–26 Mar 2006
Exiles and emigrants: Epic journeys to Australia in the Victorian era, National Museum of Australia, Canberra, Canberra, 21 Apr 2006–04 Jun 2006
Grand Courts Collection Rehang, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Nov 2021–2025
Referenced in 6 publications
Heather Curnow, The life & art of William Strutt, 1825-1915, Martinborough, 1980, 240 (illus.). cat.no. 219 under 'Paintings of doubtful attribution'
Patrick Fitzgerald and Brian Lambkin, Migration in Irish history 1607-2007, England, 2008, (colour illus.). plate no. 14; not paginated
Elizabeth Gertsakis, Post Office Eureka. Delivering gold: The art of letters on the Victorian goldfields 1851-1860, Melbourne, 2004, front cover (colour illus.).
Patricia Macdonald, Exiles and emigrants: epic journies to Australia in the Victorian era, Melbourne, 2005, 114 (colour illus.), 139.
William Splatt and Barbara Burton, 100 masterpieces of Australian painting, Adelaide, 1973, 22, 23 (colour illus.), back cover colour illus.. plate no.8
Editor Unknown (Editor), 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