Studies of a Woman holding a Crying Baby. William Strutt.
William Strutt

1825 - 1915

Studies of a Woman holding a Crying Baby

Pencil
22 x 14.3 cm
Inscribed on reverse in another hand Black Thursday
Provenance: Private collection, Melbourne

Strutt painted Black Thursday from sketches based on observer accounts of the bushfires that ravaged Victoria on the 6th February, 1851.  Descriptions included accounts of women and children rushing from their burning huts

Biographical entry Dictionary of Australian Artists Online
Biographical entry Australian Dictionary of Biography online

 

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