Lieutenant Stephen Croft
Stephen Croft (1744-1813)
Stephen Croft, Junior
oil on canvas
76.2 x 63.6 cm stretcher; 95.5 x 82.0 x 7.0 cm frame
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Shown in 4 exhibitions
Yorkshire Fine Art & Industrial Exhibition, York, Yorkshire Fine Art & Industrial Institution, York, 01 May 1879–31 Oct 1879
Purchases and Acquisitions for 1966, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 27 Apr 1967–07 May 1967
European masters and Australian painting from Australian collections:
European Old Masters 16th-19th Century from the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre, 28 Sep 2017–03 Dec 2017
Harry Croft, Yorkshire/England, Great grandson of Stephen Croft (1744–1813).
Private Collection, Hampshire/England, Before 1964.
Stephen Croft, 1760, England, Painted for Stephen Croft (1712–98) in 1760 and paid for on 8 June 1761.
Stephen Croft, post 1760, England, Passed at an unknown date, after 1760, by Stephen Croft (1712–98). By inheritance to his son Colonel Harry Croft (1775–1853); by inheritance to his son Stephen Croft (1827–71); by inheritance to his son Harry Croft (1857–1926).
Sotheby's London, 09 Dec 1964, London/England, Purchased by Agnew's from Sotheby's London, 9 December 1964, lot 171. Listed in the 'other properties' section of the catalogue as 'Lieutenant [sic] Stephen Croft'. Jointly purchased by Agnew's and Newhouse Galleries for ₤600.
Agnew's, London, 09 Dec 1964-15 Oct 1965, London/England, Purchased by the AGNSW from Agnew's 1965 ('Sir Archer Croft'). Jointly purchased by Agnew's and Newhouse Galleries from Sotheby's London, 9 December 1964, lot 171. Listed in the 'other properties' section of the catalogue as 'Lieutenant Stephen Croft'.
Referenced in 16 publications
Anon., Art Gallery of New South Wales Quarterly, 'Acquisitions for 1966', Sydney, Apr 1967, pp 337–47: p 338, illus p 339.
Renée Free, Art and Australia, vol 10, no 1, Art Gallery of New South Wales special number, 'European collection', Sydney, Jul 1972, pp 63–75: p 63.
Renée Free, Art Gallery of New South Wales catalogue of British paintings, Sydney, 1987, p 164, illus p 164.
Art Gallery of New South Wales annual report 1980, Sydney, 1980, p 80.
Art Gallery of New South Wales trustees' minutes 1979, Sydney, 1979, p 9129 (22 June).
European painting 16th to 19th centuries and Australian painting of the 19th century [in Russian], Moscow, 1979-1980, np, no 27.
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales picturebook, Sydney, 1972, col illus p 16.
Art Gallery of New South Wales annual report 1966, Sydney, 1966, p 4.
Art Gallery of New South Wales, 1966 Acquisitions, Sydney, 1966, pp 27–28, no 27.
AGNSW archive AG0894, 1965.
Art Gallery of New South Wales trustees' minutes 1965, Sydney, 1965, p 5569 (22 Oct), p 5596 (25 Feb).
Catalogue of English eighteenth and nineteenth century drawings and paintings..., London, 09 Dec 1964, p 40, no 171, illus opp p 40. Listed as Lieutenant Stephen Croft, and is in the 'other properties' section.
A history of the works of Sir Joshua Reynolds, PRA, 4 vols, London, 1899-1901, vol 1, 1899, p 212.
Sir Joshua Reynolds: a complete catalogue of his paintings, 2 vols, New Haven, 2000, vol 1 [text], p 154, no 452, illus vol 2 [plates], p 267, fig 491.
Fine art department: Yorkshire fine art and industrial exhibition, York, 1879, p 31, no 606. Lent by Mr Harry Croft.
Unknown and Unknown, European Paintings before 1800 in Australian and New Zealand public collections, Sydney, 1989, p 41, no 107, illus p 41.