Early Australian Watercolours and Drawings

Early Australian Watercolours and Drawings

April 17, 2021

Gallery hours: Tues - Fri 11- 5 pm,

Sat & Sun 12 - 5 pm during the exhibition

Among the important works still available are a terrific drawing by George Lambert of his 16 year old son Maurice wearing boxing gloves - Maurice went on to become a famous English sculptor.  Another family portrait is the woodcut by Ethel Spowers whose niece Cora was the model for After Dark 1927 which is inscribed as an invitation.  

There are two, almost life-size National Gallery School model drawings by Jean Sutherland. 

Among the Maritime works in our exhibition are Frederick Garling's depiction of the Schooner Eclipse, which was involved in the Maori Wars; a lovely portrait of The Blue Jacket  in 1869 by a crew member and are some works by Oswald Brierly, the Maritime artist to Queen Victoria.  

William Strutt is represented by two Botanical drawings, Australian Creeper and Study of Roses 1887 and a delightful Portrait of an Arab from Algier, Quibia also 1887.