On the Timbarra - Reek's and Allen's sluicing claim
08 Mar 1856 - 14 Sep 1931
Dredging in the Clarence (Reek’s)
On the Timbarra-Reek’s and Allen’s Sluicing Claim
oil on canvas on hardboard
66.0 x 103.0 cm board; 84.7 x 120.7 x 5.0 cm frame
Signature & date
Signed l.l. corner, brown oil "Tom Roberts". Not dated.
Shown in 7 exhibitions
Society of Artists Spring Exhibition (1896), Cliff Gallery, Sydney, 05 Sep 1896 -
Exhibition and sale of paintings by Tom Roberts, previous to his leaving Australia., Society of Artists, Sydney, 14 Nov 1900 -
Purchases and Acquisitions for 1961, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Apr 1962–25 May 1962
Aspects of Australian art: Art Gallery of New South Wales Travelling Art Exhibition 1976, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1976–1977
Two centuries of Australian painting, a selection from the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Orange Regional Gallery, Orange, 19 Apr 1986–15 Jun 1986
L'Été australien à Montpellier, Musee Fabre, France, 30 Jun 1990–13 Sep 1990
Referenced in 15 publications
Deborah Edwards, Two centuries of Australian painting: a selection from the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Introduction', pg. 8-14, Sydney, 1986, 21 (illus.). cat.no. 10
Robert Lindsay., Aspects of Australian Art: Art Gallery of New South Wales travelling art exhibition 1976, 'Tom Roberts', Sydney, 1976, (colour illus.). cat.no. 11; dated circa 1895-1896; not paginated
Patrick McCarthy, Bailed up: the story behind the painting, ‘Tom Roberts, Bushranging and Bailed Up’, pg. 45-90, Sydney, 2006, 76, 77 (colour illus.).
Unknown and Hal Missingham, One hundred years of Australian landscape painting: Art Gallery of New South Wales Travelling Art Exhibition 1968, Sydney, 1968, 4, 5 (illus.). cat.no. 3; dated circa 1895
Daniel Thomas, Art Gallery of New South Wales Quarterly, 'Tom Roberts', pg. 466-487, Sydney, Jul 1969, 474 (illus.).
Helen Topliss, Seeing the first Australians, 'Tom Roberts' Aboriginal portraits', pg. 110-136, Sydney, 1985, 110, 124, 126 (illus.). plate no. 8.16
A treasury of Australian bush painting, Adelaide, 1979, (colour illus.). plate no. 26
Tom Roberts, Melbourne, 1978, 62 (colour illus.), 70, 148. plate no. 18
Exhibition and sale of paintings by Tom Roberts, previous to his leaving Australia., Sydney, Nov 1900. titled 'Dredging in the Clarence (Reek’s)'; cat.no. 25; priced 20 guineas
The Society of Artists Second Spring Exhibition, Sydney, Sep 1896, 4. titled ‘On the Timbarra-Reek’s and Allen’s Sluicing Claim’; cat.no. 13; priced £26.5.0
Transformations in Australian art: The nineteenth century - landscape, colony and nation [Volume One], 'The divided meaning of 'Shearing the Rams': artists and nationalism, 1888-1895', pg. 66-106, St Leonards, 2002, 99.
The artists 1993: Australian old master painters, Gosford, 1993, (colour illus.). Illustration featured for the month of June, 1993; not paginated.
100 masterpieces of Australian landscape painting, Melbourne, 1986, 122, 123 (colour illus.). plate no. 58
Tom Roberts 1856-1931: a catalogue raisonné. Volume 2 - Plates, Melbourne, 1985, (colour illus.). titled 'On the Timbarra-Reek’s and Allen’s Sluicing Claim’; plate.no. 219
Tom Roberts 1856-1931: a catalogue raisonné. Volume 1 - Text, Melbourne, 1985, 131. cat.no. 219