Webber, John (1751-93; English)

Works included in this catalogue Bartolozzi & Byrne, after Webber: Death of Captain Cook 1785 {1882} SLV [PR] * Hodges or Webber (?) Native of Otaheite {1882} Loc? [DR] See also Hodges, William (1774-97; English) Webber was the artist member of Cook’s third and last voyage (1776-79). His posthumous oil portrait of Cook (1782) was bought for

Barak, William (1824-1903; Australian)

Works included in this catalogue Barak Untitled [Aboriginal ceremony] {1895} SLV [PA] Barak Untitled [Aboriginal ceremony, with wallaby and emu] {1895} SLV [PA] A senior member of the Wurundjeri people, based north of central Melbourne, Barak was also a painter, two of whose images of Aboriginal ceremonies (modified for non-indigenous audiences) were donated to the

Reni, Guido (1575-1642; Italian)

Pre-Felton works sometimes seen as related to Reni Unknown (Italian 17C) after Reni (?) Repentance of St Peter {1889} NGV [PA] Unknown (Italian 19C?) after Seghers Christ at the Column {1883} NGV [PA] Religious images by or attributed to “the Divine Guido” (as the Bolognese painter became known) were widely admired during the 18th and earlier 19th centuries, and

Webb, James (1825-95; English)

Works included in this catalogue Webb (J.) Rotterdam at Sunset 1868 {1869} NGV [PA] Webb (J.) Lock on the Thames 1885 {1904} NGV [PA] Webb (J.) Gloucester {1904} NGV [PA] Webb was a marine landscape specialist and landscape painter; he exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1853 to 1888. Refs. For the artist, see Wood,

Watts, George Frederic (1817-1904; English)

Works included in this catalogue Watts Alfred Tennyson {1888} NGV [PA] Watts Love and Death {1888} NGV [PA] An arch-Victorian, Watts produced numerous variants of Love and Death and other allegorical compositions during a long career. His Tennyson portrait, dating from about 1858, is one of a large group of depictions of famous contemporaries, many of

Thomas, Margaret (1843-1929; English)

Works included in this catalogue Thomas Charles Summers 1866 {1881} SLV [PA] Thomas Sir Redmond Barry 1856 {1881} SLV [SC] * Thomas Charles Horsley {by 1880} Loc? [SC] Thomas, a talented artist who studied sculpture with Charles Summers in Melbourne in the 1860s, painted his oil portrait in 1866, and donated it to the Melbourne collection after his death.

Rivière, Briton (1840-1920; English)

Works included in this catalogue Lewis (C.G.) after Rivière Daniel in the Lions’ Den {1876} NGV [PR] Rivière Deer Stealers 1875 {1876} NGV [PA] Rivière A Roman Holiday 1881 {1888} NGV [PA] Stacpoole after Rivière All that was left of the ‘Homeward Bound’ {1876} NGV [PR] Stacpoole after Rivière Charity {1876} NGV [PR] Stacpoole after Rivière Circe and the Friends of Ulysses {1876} NGV [PR]

Quinn, James (1870-1951; Australian)

Works included in this catalogue * Quinn Study from the Nude {1894} Loc? [PA] Quinn after Hals The Gipsy {1895} NGV [PA] Quinn after Velazquez Infanta Margarita Teresa {1895} NGV [PA] Quinn after David Madame Recamier {1895} NGV [PA] Quinn after Botticelli Virgin and Child {1896} NGV [PA] Quinn The Nativity {1901} NGV [PA] Quinn

Pettie, John (1839-93; Scottish)

Works included in this catalogue Pettie Arrest for Witchcraft 1866 {1876} NGV [PA] Pettie Challenged {1885} NGV [PA] The artist relocated to London in 1862, joining other Scottish painters working there, notably Orchardson (see Orchardson The First Cloud 1887 {1887} NGV [PA]). In the 1850s and 60s, Pettie worked as a book illustrator, and produced

Paton, Waller Hugh (1828-95; Scottish)

Works included in this catalogue * Paton (W.) Upper Morelaggan 1876 {1882} Loc? [PA] Paton (W.) Entrance to Glen Etive 1879 {1882} NGV [PA] A noted landscape painter, Waller Paton was the younger brother of Noel Paton. Refs. See Bénézit 10, pp.996-97 (listing the two paintings listed above); see also http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/artists/waller-hugh-paton/paintings/slideshow#/8. For the NGV’s current holdings of

Paton, Joseph Noel (1821-1901; Scottish)

Works included in this catalogue * Paton (J.N.) A Dream of Latmos 1879 {1882} Loc? [PA] Ryall after Paton (J.N.) The Pursuit of Pleasure 1864 {by 1865} NGV? [PR]  The artist, the older brother of Waller Hugh Paton, turned down an invitation to become a member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. In 1865, he was appointed

Meldrum, Max (1875-1955; Scottish/Australian)

Works included in this catalogue Meldrum Study from the Nude {1902} Loc? [PA] Meldrum after Tintoretto Portrait of a Gentleman {1903} Loc? [PA] Meldrum arrived in Australia with his family as a teenager, and enrolled in the National Gallery School in 1892, winning the NGV Travelling Scholarship in 1899. He worked in Paris and Edinburgh,

Longstaff, John (1861-1941; Australian)

Works included in this catalogue Longstaff Portrait of G.F.Folingsby {1891} SLV [PA] Longstaff after Titian Entombment of Christ {1889} NGV [PA] Longstaff after Velazquez Aesopus 1890 {1890} NGV [PA] Longstaff The Sirens {1894} NGV [PA] Longstaff Gippsland, Sunday night, February 20th, 1898 {1898} NGV [PA] Pre-Felton works bought on Longstaff’s advice Demont Don Quixote 1893 {1893} NGV

Long, Edwin (1829-91; English)

Works included in this catalogue Girardet after Long An Egyptian Feast 1879 {1883} NGV [PR] Long A Question of Propriety 1870 {1871} NGV [PA] Long Queen Esther 1878 {1879} NGV [PA] Earlier in his career, Long was particularly influenced by Spanish art and culture, as evidenced in A Question of Propriety (1870). But from the

Linnell, John (1792-1882; English)

Works included in this catalogue Linnell Wheat {1888} NGV [PA] * Linnell Sir Robert Peel 1838 {by 1870} Loc? [PR] A noted realist painter in his day, Linnell is probably best known now for having been a major patron of William Blake. In the early 1820s he commissioned many of the Blake prints and watercolours subsequently

Lee, Frederick (1798-1879; English)

Works included in this catalogue Lee River, Mill and Farm {1868} NGV [PA] Lee Ben Lawers {1872} NGV [PA] Lucas after Lee River scene in Devonshire {1868} NGV [PR]  The artist, elected an RA in 1838, was a successful landscapist, so much so that from 1872 he cruised the world in his private yacht, distributing his

Law, David (1831-1901; Scottish)

Works included in this catalogue Law Ben Venue and Loch Vennacher {1881} Loc? [PA] Law Cliveden on the Thames {1883} NGV [WT] Law Windsor Castle {1883} NGV [WT] The artist specialized in landscape watercolours, and two examples bought in 1883 are still in the NGV (details above). The Art Gallery of New South Wales also owns

Koekkoek, Hermannus the Younger (1836-1909; Dutch)

Works by Koekkoek included in this catalogue * Koekkoek Land’s End {1888} Loc? [PA] * Koekkoek Unlading Fishing Smacks {1889} Loc? [PA] Pre-Felton work donated by Koekkoek Koepping after Munkácsy Le Mont de Piete {1889} NGV [ET] The artist, a member of a family of Dutch landscapists, apparently specialized in marine views. His works regularly

Kemp, John (active 1876-80; Australian)

Works included in this catalogue Kemp John Pascoe Fawkner 1877 {1877} SLV [PA] Kemp Edward Henty 1880 {1880} SLV [PA] Little appears to be known about this artist, who is not listed in the online Dictionary of Australian artists (DAAO). Refs. Not listed in Bénézit, AKL or DAAO. The SLV catalogue provides the details noted

Heffner, Karl (1849-1925; German)

Works included in this catalogue Heffner Early Morning in Bavaria {1891} NGV [PA] Heffner A Flitting Gleam before the Storm {1884} NGV [PA] Canvases by Heffner, typically set at dawn or dusk, still appear regularly on the art market, fetching modest prices. NGV 1894 also mentions two landscapes by Heffner then in Sydney, but neither still appears

Halswelle, Keeley (1832-91; Scottish)

Works included in this catalogue Halswelle Green-robed Senators {1904} NGV [PA] Halswelle Welcome Shade 1884 {1888} NGV [PA] Halswelle Heart of the Coolins 1886 {1888} NGV [PA] Halswelle was a successful illustrator and figurative painter, one of whose most popular canvases, Non angli, sed angeli (1877), was acquired for the Art Gallery of New South

Gritten, Henry (1818-73; English/Australian)

Works included in this catalogue Gritten View on Jackson’s Creek 1866 {1866} NGV [PA] Gritten Melbourne, from the Botanical Gardens 1867 {1891} SLV [PA] Gritten, who arrived in Australia in 1853, produced a number of picturesque views of Melbourne and Victoria in the 1850s and 60s. His well-known 1856 watercolour of Melbourne from Prince’s Bridge

Graham, Peter (1836-1921; Scottish)

Works included in this catalogue Graham Autumnal Showers 1869 {1869} NGV [PA] Graham An Easterly Breeze 1887 {1887} NGV [PA] Graham After the Massacre at Glencoe 1889 {1889} NGV [PA] Adept at depicting atmosphere, the artist became particularly renowned for his dramatic views of the Scottish highlands such as Wandering Shadows (Edinburgh, National Galleries of

Gordon-Frazer, Charles (1863-99; British/Australian)

Works included in this catalogue Gordon-Frazer Benjamin Cowderoy 1890 {1890} SLV? [PA] Gordon-Frazer John Blyth {1890} Loc? [PA] Gordon-Frazer travelled widely in the Pacific and South East Asia from 1885 onwards, dying of blackwater fever in Siam (Thailand) at the age of only 36. Shortly after the two portraits noted above entered the Melbourne collection

Fox, Emmanuel Phillips (1865-1915; Australian)

Works included in this catalogue Fox after Velazquez The Topers {1893} NGV [PA] Fox Robert L.Ellery 1896 {1897} NGV [PA] Fox Sir Frederick Sargood 1897 {1897} SLV [PA] Fox Landing of Captain Cook 1902 {1902} NGV [PA] After studying at the National Gallery art school in Melbourne, under G.F.Folingsby, Fox went to Europe in 1887,