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Australian watercolours

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Checklist
Compiled by Anne McDonald,
with the assistance of Keith Avent, Anne Chivas and Joanne Tuck-Lee.
All works are in the National Gallery of Australia collection.
Measurements given are height before width.

 

Robert Atkinson
born England 1863 died New Zealand 1896
Australia 1885–89; England, Egypt 1889–95; New Zealand from 1895

Childhood
1888 Sydney
watercolour on cardboard
28.2 x 18.7 cm image
29.2 x 19.2 cm sheet
signed and dated lower centre in watercolour “R Atkinson/Nov. 1888”
titled lower left in watercolour “Childhood”
Purchased 1977
1977.59.36

Yvonne Audette
born Australia 1930
United States of America 1952–55; Italy with travel to England and Europe 1952–65

Line and watercolour
1964 Milan, Italy
watercolour, and ink and pen on paper
17.7 x 26.5 cm image
23.0 x 32.5 cm sheet
signed and dated lower right in pencil “YA 64”
signed and dated verso upper right in pencil “Audette/1964”
inscribed verso lower left in pencil “Line and watercolour”
Purchased 1995
1995.176

Herbert Badham
born Australia 1899 died Australia 1961

Bathing, Sydney Harbour
1949 Sydney
watercolour and pencil on paper
36.0 x 43.8 cm image
37.6 x 45.4 cm sheet
signed and dated lower left in watercolour overwritten in pencil “H Badham 49”
not titled
Purchased 1976
1976.595

George Baldessin
born Italy 1939 died Australia 1978
Australia from 1939; England, Italy 1962–63; Japan 1966; Brazil, France 1975–77

Twelve pears
1976 Paris
watercolour on paper
56.6 x 76.4 cm image
56.6 x 76.4 cm sheet
signed and dated lower right in ink “George Baldessin 76”
not titled
Purchased 1977
1977.409

Ludwig Becker
born Germany 1808 died Australia 1861
Australia from 1851

Sturm-Höhle, Tasman’s Peninsula, Van Diemen’s Land (Blow hole)
1851 Tasmania
watercolour and gum arabic on paper
17.2 x 24.7 cm image
17.2 x 24.7 cm sheet
inscribed lower left in ink “Sturm-Höhle /Tasman’s Peninsula/V.D. Land/20 Dec. . 1851/L. Becker”
Purchased 1989
1989.515

Dorrit Black
born Australia 1891 died Australia 1951
Europe 1927–29; Europe, North America 1934–35

Dancer resting
c.1940–51 Adelaide
watercolour and pencil on paper
59.6 x 38.7 cm image
59.6 x 38.7 cm sheet
signed lower left in pencil “Dorrit Black”
not dated or titled
Purchased 2005
2005.68

Thomas Bock
born England 1790 died Australia 1855
Australia from 1824

Portrait of a gentleman
c.1845 Hobart
watercolour, gouache and pencil on paper
17.0 x 16.0 cm image
33.1 x 26.3 cm sheet, irregular
not signed, dated or titled
Purchased 1997
1975.225

John Brack
born Australia 1920 died Australia 1999

The hands, the feet, the faces
1969 Melbourne
watercolour, brush and ink, pen and ink, and gouache on paper
66.2 x 47.9 cm image
68.2 x 51.5 cm sheet
signed and dated lower centre in black ink “John Brack 69”
not titled
Elizabeth Summons Bequest 2003
2004.120

attributed to Peter Brown
active c.1758–99

The white phalanger, (Phalanger orientalis)
c.1770s–90s London
watercolour and gouache on vellum
32.8 x 27.0 cm image
32.8 x 27.0 cm sheet
initialled lower left in watercolour “PB”
not dated
titled lower centre in watercolour “Le Phalanger blanc”
Purchased 1986
1986.1139

Neville Cayley
born England 1853 died Australia 1903
Australia from c.1882

Australian gamebirds
1888 New South Wales
watercolour on paper
73.8 x 128.2 cm image
73.8 x 128.2 cm sheet
signed and dated lower right in watercolour “Neville Cayley/1888”
not titled
Purchased 1973
1973.37

Gunter Christmann
born Germany 1936
Canada 1956–58; Australia from 1959

Rot, blau, weiss, gelb, [Red, blue, white, yellow]
1975 Sydney
watercolour on paper
51.8 x 36.9 cm image
65.6 x 49.8 cm sheet
signed and dated lower left in pencil “G G Christmann 1975”
titled upper right upside down in pencil “Rot, blau, weiss, gelb”
Gift of the artist 1979
1979.882

Blau, weiss, gelb, rot, [Blue, white, yellow, red]
1975 Sydney
watercolour on paper
51.4 x 36.8 cm image
65.9 x 49.9 cm sheet
signed and dated lower left in pencil “G G Christmann 1975”
titled upper right upside down in pencil “Blau, weiss, gelb, rot”
Gift of the artist 1979
1979.883

Glen Clarke
born Australia 1954
Vietnam 1998

[One of the ‘blot’ series]
1975 Gippsland, Victoria
watercolour and coloured pencil on paper
70.0 x 48.8 cm image, irregular
76.2 x 55.6 cm sheet
signed and dated lower right in pencil “G Clarke 75”
signed and dated verso upper centre upside down in pencil “G C Clarke 75”
not titled
Purchased 1980
1980.54

Charles Conder
born England 1868 died England 1909
Australia 1884–90; England and France from 1890

The coming of spring
1888 Richmond, New South Wales
watercolour and pencil on paper
16.0 x 16.4 cm image
16.0 x 16.4 cm sheet
signed and dated lower right in watercolour “Chas Conder/1888”
inscribed right centre in watercolour “The Coming/of/Spring”
Purchased 1982
1982.599

Grace Cossington Smith
born Australia 1892 died Australia 1984
England, Europe 1912–14; England, Italy 1949–51

Rose
1920s Sydney
watercolour, ink and pen, and pencil on paper
14.0 x 12.7 cm image
22.4 x 19.0 cm sheet
signed lower right in pencil “G Cossington Smith”
not dated or titled
Purchased 1971
1974.153

Steve Cox
born England 1958
Australia from 1967

Curtis dancing on E
2003 Melbourne
watercolour and pencil on paper
76.8 x 57.0 cm image
76.8 x 57.0 cm sheet
signed and dated lower right in pencil “Steve Cox 2003”
titled lower centre in pencil “Curtis Dancing on E”
The Rotary Collection of Australian Art Fund 2004
2004.171

David Davies
born Australia 1864 died England 1939
France, England 1890–93 and from 1897

The green vase
c.1923 Dieppe, France
watercolour and gouache
on cardboard
38.0 x 31.6 cm image
38.0 x 31.6 cm sheet
signed lower left in black ink “D Davies”
not dated or titled
Purchased 1979
1979.1583A

eX de Medici
born Australia 1959

Blue (Bower/Bauer)
1998–2000 Canberra
watercolour and pencil on paper
114.0 x 152.8 cm image
114.0 x 152.8 cm sheet
not signed, dated or titled
Purchased 2004
2004.356

William Dexter
born England 1818 died Australia 1860
Australia from 1852

Still life with butterflies
1852–60 Sydney
watercolour and gum arabic on paper
73.7 x 48.5 cm image
73.7 x 48.5 cm sheet
signed lower left in brown ink “W. Dexter”
not dated or titled
Purchased with the assistance of Joseph Brown 1983
1983.3018

Russell Drysdale
born England 1912 died Australia 1981
Australia from 1923; England, France 1938–39; England 1950–51, 1957, 1976; England, North America 1965, 1978

Nudes in landscape
1938 Melbourne
watercolour and pencil on paper
51.2 x 40.4 cm image
51.2 x 40.4 cm sheet
signed and inscribed lower right in brown ink “To Geoff from/G Russell Drysdale”
not dated
Purchased 1976
1976.436

Bernice Edwell
born England 1880 died Australia 1962
Australia from childhood; France 1903–04

The Liberty scarf
1918–19 Melbourne
watercolour on ivory on paper
12.0 x 8.9 cm image, oval
12.0 x 8.9 cm sheet, oval
signed centre left in pencil “B.E.”
not dated or titled
Purchased 1978
1978.1321

GW Evans
born England 1780 died Australia 1852
South Africa 1798–1802; Australia 1802–27; Australia from 1832

Blighton Farm
1810 Sydney
watercolour, ink and pen, and wash on paper
10.0 x 18.0 cm image
18.4 x 26.6 cm sheet
signed and dated verso upper centre in ink “Drawn by George William Evans/A.D. 1810”
titled verso upper left in ink “Blighton Farm”
Purchased 1994
1994.1418

Adrian Feint
born Australia 1894 died Australia 1971

34 sketches of flower arrangements and scenes
1950s New South Wales
watercolour, ink and pen, and pencil on paper
23.7 x 17.7 cm image A
25.0 x 19.1 cm sheet A
22.4 x 17.6 cm image B
24.9 x 19.0 cm sheet B
19 of the 34 sketches individually signed in pencil “Adrian Feint”
not dated or titled
Purchased 1976
1976.52.43.96

Rah Fizelle
born Australia 1891 died Australia 1964
Europe 1916–19, 1927–30, 1960–61

Study of a woman
1938–39 Sydney
watercolour and pencil on paper
75.2 x 55.8 cm image
75.2 x 55.8 cm sheet
signed lower right in watercolour “Rah Fizelle”
not dated or titled
Bequest of Michael Fizelle, the artist’s wife, 1985
1985.509

Study of a woman in brown skirt
1938–39 Sydney
watercolour and pencil on paper
75.0 x 55.4 cm image
75.0 x 55.4 cm sheet
not signed, dated or titled
Bequest of Michael Fizelle, the artist’s wife, 1985
1985.510

Donald Friend
born Australia 1915 died Australia 1989
Europe, Africa, South-East Asia from 1936; Australia 1940–67; Bali 1967–80

Self-portrait
1934–35 Sydney
watercolour, gouache and pencil on paper
35.8 x 38.4 cm image, irregular
41.4 x 39.2 cm sheet
signed upper left in pencil “Donald”
not dated or titled
Purchased 1976
1976.622

Ian Friend
born England 1951
Australia from 1985

Biting the air # 8
2004 Brisbane
watercolour, indian ink, gouache and crayon on three sheets of paper
18.4 x 82.0 cm overall
not signed or dated on recto
inscribed on left sheet verso upper centre in pencil “BTA #8/L (in circle)/ 1 J 04”
inscribed on centre sheet verso upper right in pencil “BTA #8/C (in circle)/ 1 J 04”
inscribed on right sheet verso centre in pencil “BTA #8/R(in circle)/1 J 04”
Purchased 2005
2005.66.A-C

Helen Fuller
born Australia 1949

Brisbane still-life # 19
1986 Brisbane
watercolour and pencil on paper
39.9 x 30.0 cm image
39.9 x 30.0 cm sheet
signed and dated lower right in pencil “Helen Fuller/’86”
not titled
Gift of Philip Morris Arts Grant 1988
1988.185

Gladys Gibbons
born Australia 1903 died Australia 1969

Lovers
c.1929 Sydney
watercolour and pencil on paper
20.7 x 16.7 cm image
27.2 x 20.8 cm sheet
signed lower right in pencil “Gladys Gibbons”
not dated or titled
Purchased 2000
2000.619.2

Helga Groves
born Australia 1961

Tundra series no.12a
2003 Australia
watercolour on multiple sheets of wet media acetate
23.3 x 20.3 cm image
41.8 x 29.4 cm sheet
signed, dated and titled verso centre left in ink “Helga Groves/’Tundra Series’ no12/2003”
Purchased 2004
2004.426

Tundra series no.12b
2003 Australia
watercolour on multiple sheets of wet media acetate
23.2 x 20.4 cm image
41.6 x 29.4 cm sheet
signed, dated and titled verso centre left in ink “Helga Groves/’Tundra Series’ No 12/2003”
Purchased 2004
2004.428

Weaver Hawkins
born England 1893 died Australia 1977
England, Europe 1923–33; Tahiti 1933–34; Australia from 1935

Self-portrait
1922 London
watercolour and pencil on paper
49.0 x 34.0 cm image irregular
50.8 x 34.0 cm sheet
signed lower right in pencil “HWH”
dated and titled lower right sideways in pencil “Self F ‘22”
Purchased 1976
1976.182.3

Mixed fruits
1940 Sydney
watercolour and pencil on paper
37.6 x 54.0 cm image
39.0 x 56.8 cm sheet
signed and dated lower right in watercolour “Raokin/40”
inscribed verso lower right in pencil “H Weaver Hawkins/’Mixed Fruits’/10”
Purchased 1976
1976.182.7

Harold Herbert
born Australia 1891 died Australia 1945
Europe, Morocco 1919–22

Canoeing
1938 Melbourne
watercolour and gouache on paper
31.5 x 39.6 cm image
31.5 x 39.6 cm sheet
signed and dated lower right in black ink “Harold B. Herbert/1938”
not titled
Gift of SH Ervin 1962
1962.79

Joy Hester
born Australia 1920 died Australia 1960

Head of a man, Gray Smith
1956 Melbourne
watercolour, brush and ink, and pencil on paper
30.7 x 24.4 cm image
30.7 x 24.4 cm sheet
signed and dated lower right in ink “Hester/56”
not titled
Gift of Mrs Robert Dulieu 1981
1981.1939

Hans Heysen
born Germany 1877 died Australia 1968
Australia from 1884; Europe, England 1899–1903

The clearing, early morning
1919 Hahndorf, South Australia
watercolour, charcoal and pencil on paper
47.8 x 62.8 cm image
47.8 x 62.8 cm sheet
signed and dated lower right in watercolour “Hans Heysen/1919”
not titled
Bequest of Sir James McGregor 1974
1974.149

JJ Hilder
born Australia 1881 died Australia 1916

A farm kitchen
1908 Sydney
watercolour on cardboard
27.6 x 27.2 cm image
27.6 x 27.2 cm sheet
signed and dated lower right in watercolour “J J Hilder/1908”
not titled
Purchased 1978
1978.646

Frank Hinder
born Australia 1906 died Australia 1992
United States of America 1927–34

Panel of sixteen studies, New York and Boston
1928–33 New York and Massachusetts, United States of America
watercolour, brush and ink, and pencil on paper, tracing paper and cardboard
various measurements
some signed, some dated, none titled
Purchased 1981
1981.1360.1-16

Elizabeth Honybun
born Australia 1953 died Australia 1985

Dad Dad Dad
c.1970 Melbourne
watercolour and pencil on paper
57.0 x 76.0 cm image
57.0 x 76.0 cm sheet
signed verso upper left in pencil “E A. Honybun”
not dated
inscribed twice as part of work, at centre in pencil “DAD DAD DAD”
Gift of Don Walters 1997
1997.1106

Laurence Hope
born Australia 1928
England and Australia from 1963

Two sleeping figures
c.1948 Queensland
watercolour on textured paper
11.8 x 19.7 cm image
11.8 x 19.7 cm sheet
not signed, dated or titled
Purchased 1976
1976.170

David Jolly
born Australia 1972

Interior Schweppes I
2000 Melbourne
watercolour, ink and pen, and pencil on 5 sheets of paper
29.8 x 45.2 cm image A
30.0 x 46.0 cm image B
45.0 x 29.8 cm image C
31.0 x 45.8 cm image D
29.8 x 45.3 cm image E
38.6 x 56.9 cm each sheet
each sheet initialled “DJ” and dated “2000” lower right in pencil
Purchased 2002
2002.336.A-E

John Lewin
born England 1770 died Australia 1819
Australia from 1800

The South Head Lyllie of New South Wales
1810 Sydney
watercolour and pencil on paper
54.0 x 43.5 cm image
54.0 x 43.5 cm sheet
signed and dated lower left in ink “J.W. Lewin. New South Wales/1810”
titled and inscribed verso lower left in ink “The South Head Lyllie of New South Wales - Grows 14 feet before it flowers -”
Purchased 2000
2000.4

Norman Lindsay
born Australia 1879 died Australia 1969
England, Europe 1909–11

Six nude female figures
c.1920s Springwood,
New South Wales
watercolour and pencil on paper
56.8 x 55.0 cm image irregular
60.0 x 57.4 cm sheet
signed lower left in ink “NORMAN LINDSAY”
not dated or titled
Gift of Keith Wingrove 1985
1985.655

Unknown seas
1922 Springwood,
New South Wales
watercolour and pencil on paper
69.0 x 55.6 cm image
69.0 x 55.6 cm sheet
signed and dated lower left in burgundy watercolour “NORMAN LINDSAY/1922”
not titled
The Oscar Paul Collection, Gift of Henriette von Dallwitz and of Richard Paul in honour of his father 1965
1965.55

James WR Linton
born England 1869 died Australia 1947
Australia from 1896

Running waters
1925 Perth
watercolour on paper
35.4 x 23.6 cm image
39.2 x 28.6 cm sheet
signed lower left in watercolour “JWRL”, in monogram format
not dated or titled
Purchased 1980
1980.3787

Francis Lymburner
born Australia 1916 died Australia 1972
England 1952–63

Ballet dancer
1948 Sydney
watercolour, pencil, ink and brush on paper
47.0 x 22.4 cm image
47.0 x 22.4 cm sheet
signed and dated lower right in pencil “Lymburner 48”
not titled
Purchased 1977
1977.536

Kenneth MacQueen
born Australia 1897 died Australia 1960
England 1915–19

Summer sky
c.1935 Queensland
watercolour and pencil on paper
38.7 x 50.0 cm image
38.7 x 50.0 cm sheet
signed lower left in blue watercolour “KENNETH MACQUEEN”
not dated
titled on verso centre in blue ink “’Summer Sky’”
Purchased 1965
1965.21

Conrad Martens
born England 1801 died Australia 1878
Australia from 1835

View of Sydney from Neutral Bay
c.1857 Sydney
watercolour, gouache, pencil and varnish on cardboard
45.1 x 65.2 cm image
45.1 x 65.2 cm sheet
signed lower left in watercolour “C Martens”
not dated or titled
Purchased 1975
1975.58

Georgiana McCrae
born England 1804 died Australia 1890
Australia from 1841

Self-portrait
c.1830 England
pencil and watercolour on paper
11.8 x 11.8 cm image, diameter
11.8 x 11.8 cm sheet, diameter
not signed, dated or titled
Purchased 2002
2002.298

Noel McKenna
born Australia 1956

The park ride
1989 Sydney
watercolour, gouache and ink on paper
32.2 x 38.0 cm image
32.2 x 38.0 cm sheet
signed, dated and titled verso lower centre, ballpoint pen “’The Park Ride’ N. McKenna 89”
Purchased 1989
1989.1538

Mary Cockburn Mercer
born Scotland 1882 died France 1963
Australia c.1882 – c.1900, 1938–52

Female figure
c.1925–35 Capri, Italy
watercolour on paper
33.0 x 9.8 cm image, irregular
35.2 x 25.0 cm sheet
signed and inscribed lower right in watercolour “Cockburn. Mercer./Capri.”
not dated
Purchased 2000
2000.94

Tahitian lily
1938 Tahiti, French Polynesia
watercolour on paper
34.0 x 43.8 cm image
34.0 x 43.8 cm sheet
signed and inscribed lower left in watercolour “M C Mercer./Tahiti”
not dated or titled on recto
Purchased 2000
2000.115

Mickey of Ulladulla
Dhurga people
born Australia 1825 died ?

[Fishing; native fauna and flora]
c.1888 Ulladulla, New South Wales
pencil, gouache, watercolour, ink and pastel on paper
43.0 x 68.0 cm image
43.0 x 68.0 cm sheet
not signed, dated or titled
Purchased 1991
1991.871

Max Miller
born Australia 1940
England 1967–72; Europe, Japan 1978–79

Prism
1975 Sydney
watercolour on paper
30.2 x 65.7 cm image
57.0 x 78.2 cm sheet
signed and dated lower right in pencil “Max Miller 1975”
not titled
Purchased 1975
1975.274

Be Minns
born Australia 1864 died Australia 1937
England 1895–1905; Aotearoa New Zealand c.1905

Girl reading Byron
1925 Sydney
watercolour and pencil on cardboard
55.6 x 45.6 cm image
55.6 x 45.6 cm sheet
signed and dated recto lower right in watercolour “B.E.Minns. 1925”
not titled
Gift of SH Ervin 1962
1962.86AB

Richard Moketarinja
Western Arrernte people
born Australia 1918 died Australia 1983

Landscape
c.1951 Hermannsburg,
Northern Territory
watercolour on paper
image 28.8 x 40.0 cm
sheet 28.8 x 40.0 cm
signed lower right in pencil “Richard Moketarinja”
not dated or titled
Gift of Richard Blaiklock and John Blaiklock of Killara NSW, from The Estate of the late Lady Persia Galleghan AO OBE StJ
2000.471

John D Moore
born Australia 1888 died Australia 1958
United States of America 1913–15; England, United States of America 1915–20

Still life with painted landscape
1934 Sydney
watercolour on paper
39.0 x 31.0 cm image
40.0 x 31.8 cm sheet
signed and dated lower right in pencil “John D Moore ‘34”
inscribed verso upper centre in pencil “Still life with painted landscape/John D Moore/12 guineas”
Gift of David Moore, the artist’s son 1986
1986.1444

Albert Namatjira
Western Arrernte people
born Australia 1902 died Australia 1959

Ghost Gum, Mt Sonder, MacDonnell Ranges
c.1953–57 Hermannsburg,
Northern Territory
watercolour and pencil on paper
36.8 x 53.8 cm image
36.8 x 53.8 cm sheet
signed lower right in watercolour “ALBERT NAMATJIRA”
not dated
Purchased 1959
1959.13

Haasts Bluff
c.1956 Hermannsburg,
Northern Territory
watercolour and pencil on paper
36.0 x 54.2 cm image
37.2 x 55.6 cm sheet
signed Iower right in blue ink “ALBERT NAMATJIRA”
not dated or titled
Gift of Robert Ellicott 1978
1978.597

Enos Namatjira
Western Arrernte people
born Australia 1920 died Australia 1966

Emus and dog
c.1955 Hermannsburg,
Northern Territory
watercolour and pencil on paper
25.0 x 35.4 cm image
27.6 x 38.0 cm sheet
signed lower right in black ink “Enos. Namatjira”
not dated or titled
Gift of Thomas William and Pamela Joyce (Joy) Falconer, Canberra 1987
1987.317

John Olsen
born Australia 1928
Europe 1956–60; Spain, Portugal 1965–67

The Goyder channel approaching the void
1975 Dural, New South Wales
gouache, watercolour and pencil on torinoko paper
191.0 x 100.0 cm image
191.0 x 100.0 cm sheet
signed and dated lower right in watercolour “John Olsen 75”
not titled
Purchased 1976
1976.743

Rosslynd Piggott
born Australia 1958

Typhoon
1997 Kitamoto, Japan
watercolour on paper
65.8 x 51.5 cm image
65.8 x 51.5 cm sheet
signed, dated, titled and inscribed verso lower left in pencil “’Typhoon’ 1997/Rosslynd Piggott/watercolour on paper/- Japan”
Purchased 2000
2000.130

WC Piguenit
born Australia 1836 died Australia 1914
England 1898, 1900

Hell’s Gates, Davey River, Tasmania
1890–1900 Tasmania
watercolour and pencil on paper
25.6 x 35.9 cm image
25.6 x 35.9 cm sheet
not signed, not dated
titled lower right in pencil “’Hell’s Gates’/Davey River/Tasmania”
Purchased 1975
1975.199

Thea Proctor
born Australia 1879 died Australia 1966
England 1903–12, 1914–21

Siesta
1913 Sydney
watercolour and pencil on paper
31.0 x 51.4 cm image
38.0 x 56.5 cm sheet
signed and dated lower left in pencil “Thea Proctor . 13”
not titled
Gift of SH Ervin 1962
1962.90

Peter Purves Smith
born Australia 1912 died Australia 1949
Europe 1934–37; Africa, Europe, North America, India, Burma 1937–46

Rue de Repos
c.1938 Paris
watercolour and pencil on paper
43.7 x 36.8 cm image
43.7 x 36.8 cm sheet
not signed or dated
inscribed as part of image centre left in watercolour “Rue de Repos”
Purchased 2004
2004.470

Lloyd Rees
born Australia 1895 died Australia 1988
England, Europe 1923–24

The verandah, old home, Potts Point
1936 Potts Point, New South Wales
ink, pen and wash, and watercolour on paper
21.8 x 30.5 cm image
26.9 x 35.2 cm sheet
signed and dated lower left, pencil “L REES/1936”
not titled
Purchased 1977
1977.713.16

Edward Roper
born England c.1832 died England 1909
Canada, New Zealand, Australia 1847–90, including Australia 1855–57, 1870–73
JH Allchin
working England c.1880s

A sheep being attacked by a bird
1889 England?
watercolour on paper
23.4 x 18.2 cm image
23.4 x 18.2 cm sheet
signed and dated lower right “E Roper/J Allchin/1889”
not titled
Purchased 1982
1982.600

John P Russell
born Australia 1858 died Australia 1930
England 1880–84; France 1884–1912; Switzerland, Italy 1912–15; England 1915–21

La grêle, Belle-Ile
1906 Belle-lle, France
watercolour and pencil on paper
17.7 x 25.4 cm image
17.7 x 25.4 cm sheet
signed, dated and titled lower right, sepia ink “GRELE - J.P. RUSSELL/06”
Purchased 2001
2001.112

DH Souter
born Scotland 1862 died Australia 1935
Australia from 1886

Barbette, TIVOLI
1929 Sydney
watercolour and pencil on paper
27.6 x 10.8 cm image irregular
28.6 x 15.0 cm sheet
signed, dated and titled lower right in watercolour “Barbette/Tivoli/20.9.29/DHS”
Gift of John Brackenreg 1977
1977.260.7.133

Arthur Streeton
born Australia 1867 died Australia 1943
England 1898–1923, with visits to Europe and Australia

The valley of the Nepean
1892 Sydney
watercolour on paper
55.0 x 73.3 cm image
55.0 x 73.3 cm sheet
signed and dated lower right in image in watercolour “A. Streeton. 92.”
not titled
Purchased 1977
1977.98

Egyptian vendor of drinks
1897 Egypt
watercolour and pencil on paper
40.0 x 14.8 cm image irregular
42.6 x 16.6 cm sheet
signed and dated lower right in watercolour “A Streeton/97”
not titled
Gift of SH Ervin 1962
1962.92

The Sydney Bird Painter
active Sydney c.1790s

The white gallinule
c.1791–92 Sydney
watercolour, brush and ink on paper
32.5 x 30.0 cm image
47.3 x 30.0 cm sheet
not signed, not dated
inscribed beneath the drawing in ink over pencil “Drawn by scale, 1/2 the Natural Size - Bird of Lord Howe Island/this bird
frequently uses his feet to feed like the Parrot - has a spur on the wing”
Purchased 2000
2000.461

Ben Taylor
born Australia 1960
Europe 1960–63

Sinking tank no.10
1988 Michelago,
New South Wales
watercolour on paper
65.2 x 103.2 cm image
65.2 x 103.2 cm sheet
signed and dated lower right in pencil “Ben Taylor 88”
titled verso lower right in crayon “Sinking Tank 10”
Purchased 1989
1989.912

Michael Taylor
born Australia 1933
Europe 1960–63

Landscape
1960 Sydney
watercolour and gouache on paper
27.7 x 43.9 cm image
27.7 x 43.9 cm sheet
signed and dated lower left in pencil “MT ‘60”
not titled
Purchased 1973
1973.255

FC Terry
born England 1825 died Australia 1869
Australia from 1852

The Illawarra coast
1860 South Coast,
New South Wales
watercolour on paper
49.8 x 64.9 cm image
49.8 x 64.9 cm sheet
signed lower left in brown ink “F. C. Terry”
not dated or titled
Purchased 1978
1978.645

JW Tristam
born Australia 1872 died Australia 1938

[Landscape]
1921 Sydney
watercolour on paper
27.2 x 42.7 cm image
27.2 x 42.7 cm sheet
signed and dated lower left in watercolour “J.W.Tristram. 1921”
not titled
The Oscar Paul Collection, Gift of Henriette von Dallwitz and of Richard Paul in honour of his father 1965
1965.91

Albert Tucker
born Australia 1914 died Australia 1999
England, Europe, North America 1947–60

Night out
1945 Melbourne
watercolour, gouache, ink and pen, and charcoal on paper
24.0 x 27.6 cm image
24.0 x 27.6 cm sheet
signed and dated lower right in pencil “Tucker ‘45”
Purchased 1996
1976.1158.14

Sydney Ure Smith
born England 1887 died Australia 1949
Australia from 1889

Beyond the wall
1949 Sydney
watercolour and pencil on paper
26.2 x 36.2 cm image
27.4 x 38.3 cm sheet
signed and dated lower left in pencil “S. Ure Smith 1949”
not titled
Purchased 1974
1974.164

Thomas Griffiths Wainewright
born England 1794 died Australia 1847
Australia from 1837

Portrait of Jane Scott
c.1843 Hobart
watercolour and pencil on paper
36.0 x 25.6 cm image
38.4 x 32.0 cm sheet
not signed, dated or titled
Purchased 2002
2002.455

The Cutmear twins, Jane and Lucy
c.1842 Hobart
watercolour and pencil on paper
25.4 x 27.6 cm image
32.4 x 30.0 cm sheet
not signed, dated or titled
Purchased 1969
1969.121

John R Walker
born Australia 1957

Snyeza
1988 Sydney
watercolour on paper
127.0 x 97.0 cm image
127.0 x 97.0 cm sheet
signed lower right in watercolour “J/R/W”
not dated or titled
Purchased 1988
1988.675

Murray Walker
born Australia 1937
England, Italy 1960–62

40 plus
1976 Melbourne
watercolour, ink and pen,
and wash on paper
52.0 x 68.8 cm image
52.0 x 68.8 cm sheet
signed and dated lower centre in black ink “Murray Walker 1976”
titled centre as part of work in black ink “40 PLUS”
Purchased 1976
1976.186

Peter Walsh
born Australia 1958
England 1977–79

Personages
1991 Melbourne
watercolour and pencil on paper
56.0 x 76.4 cm image
56.0 x 76.4 cm sheet
signed and dated lower right in pencil “P.W 91”
not titled
Purchased 1991
1991.899

Guy Warren
born Australia 1921
Europe, England 1951–60; United Kingdom, United States of America 1967–68; United Kingdom, Europe, United States of America 1980, 1982–83; France 1990

Across the scrub
1965 Sydney
watercolour on paper
55.6 x 75.6 cm image
55.6 x 75.6 cm sheet
signed and dated lower left in ink “Guy Warren 65”
not titled
Purchased 1966
1966.124

Judy Watson
Waanyi people
born Australia 1959

dust
1990 Canberra
pencil, watercolour, gouache and dry pigment on paper
58.0 x 76.0 cm image
58.0 x 76.0 cm sheet
signed and dated lower right in pencil “Judy Watson 1990”
not titled
Purchased 1990
1990.1436

William Westall
born England 1781 died England 1850
Australia 1801–05 on Flinders expedition; Japan, China, India after 1805

Cape Wilberforce
1802 Northern Territory
watercolour, pencil and varnish on paper
17.8 x 26.2 cm image
17.8 x 26.2 cm sheet
signed and dated lower right in ink “W. Westall/1802”
not titled
Purchased 1976
1976.527

Fred Williams
born Australia 1927 died Australia 1982
England 1951–56

Triptych, 1962
1962 Melbourne
watercolour on three sheets of paper
58.9 x 107.2 cm image
58.9 x 107.2 cm sheet overall
signed right sheet lower centre in ink “Fred Williams”
not dated or titled
Gift of James Mollison to the Australian National Gallery Foundation in support of its work 1989
1989.1874.A-C

Blamire Young
born England 1862 died Australia 1935
Australia from 1885; Europe, England 1912–23

Grandfer Cantle
c.1919 London
watercolour on paper
23.4 x 18.2 cm image
23.4 x 18.2 cm sheet
signed lower right in watercolour “B.Y.”
not dated
Purchased 1977
1977.180