Adams, John Clayton (1840-1906; English)
Trespassers 1878
Oil on canvas, 61.2 x 107.1 cm
Bequest of Alfred Felton, 1904
National Gallery of Victoria (136-2)

The artist, who lived near Guildford, exhibited landscapes at the Royal Academy on a regular basis from 1863.

The NGV catalogue indicates that this work was shown at the Royal Academy in 1878 and then acquired, by 1883, by Melbourne collector Robert Kinnear (1820-1902). It entered Felton’s own collection in 1902.


AR 1904, p.26; NGV 1905, p.82 (III.McArthur Gallery, no.3)

The NGV catalogue provides the details on provenance noted above, but not a reproduction, as yet. For Adams, see AKL 1 (1983), p.340; Bénézit 1, pp.103-4; and