Brockbank, Albert Ernest (1862-1958; English)
In the Cornfield
Watercolour on paper, 49 x 74.5 cm (sight)
Purchased, 1901
National Gallery of Victoria (101-2)

Selected for Melbourne by the RA in 1901 (with Bell A Flight of Fairies 1901 {1901} NGV [WT] etc.). The artist worked in his native Liverpool as a portraitist and landscape-painter.

This work is mounted and framed, but in such poor condition (badly discoloured and stained) that it is not reproduced here.

The NGV also owns a 1909 watercolour by Brockbank: Wasdale, Cumberland (donated in 1961): see photo below.

[comparative photo: Brockbank: Wasdale 1909 (NGV 101-2)]


AR 1901, p.23; NGV 1905, p.77 (II.Stawell Gallery, no.166; size given as 19 x 30 inches) [£30/10]

For Wasdale (gift of L.Kennedy, 1961), see

For Brockbank, not mentioned by Mallalieu (1976), see AKL 14 (1996), p.297 (listing the present work) and Bénézit 2, p.1277; and for other examples of his work), see