Creswick, Thomas (1811-69; English)

Works included in this catalogue Creswick Stepping Stones 1844 {1904} NGV [PA] Creswick & Ansdell England 1850 {1878} NGV [PA] Creswick, a member of the Birmingham School of landscape painters, became a full member of the Royal Academy in 1850. England was one of the earliest of several collaborations between him and Richard Ansdell. Refs. For Creswick,

Coates, George (1869-1930; Australian/English)

Works included in this catalogue Coates Motherhood {1904} NGV [PA] Coates after Correggio Marriage of St Catherine {1899} NGV [PA] Coates after van Dyck Portrait of a Father with his Son {1900} NGV [PA] Coates won the NGV Travelling Scholarship in 1896, producing the three works listed above under the terms of that award. He went on to lead a

Chevalier, Nicholas (1828-1902; Swiss/Australian)

Works included in this catalogue Chevalier Houses of Parliament, Melbourne 1856 {by 1894?} SLV [PR] Chevalier Dr Maund 1863 {1863} NGV [PA] Chevalier The Buffalo Ranges, Victoria 1864 {1864} NGV [PA] * Chevalier Sketch for “The Indian Shepherd” {1891} Loc? [PA] * Montefiore after Chevalier Crossing a Creek, N.Z. {by 1894} Loc? [PR] * Montefiore after

Baxter, Charles (1809-79; English)

Works included in this catalogue Baxter Rose of England 1861 {1864} NGV [PA] * Baxter Rosebud of England 1861 {1864} Loc? [PA] Baxter exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy from 1834 onwards, pursuing what the NGV 1894 catalogue, in its entries on the two works below, describes in lukewarm terms as “a struggling career as a

Altson, Meyer (1881-1965; English/Australian)

Works included in this catalogue Altson (M.) Monochrome Head of Horse {1899} Loc? [PA] Altson (M.) Study from the nude {1904} Loc? [PA] Daniel Meyer Altson, the younger brother of Aby Altson, studied at the Melbourne gallery’s art school from 1894-1902. His oil sketch of a horse’s head, presumably after the pre-Felton collection’s plaster cast from

Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-69; Dutch)

Works by or after Rembrandt included in this catalogue * Altson (A.) after Rembrandt An Old Man {1894} Loc? [PA] Rembrandt 11 etchings {1891} NGV [ET] For further details on the Rembrandt etchings purchased for Melbourne on Herkomer’s advice in 1891, see separate entry. Major NGV acquisitions were to follow in the Felton era, including

Altson, Aby (1866-1948; English/Australian)

Works included in this catalogue Altson (A.)The Golden Age 1893 {1895} NGV [PA] * Altson (A.) after Rembrandt An Old Man {1894} Loc? [PA] Altson (A.) after van Dyck Portrait of a Lady of Rank 1891 {1892} NGV [PA] Altson studied at the National Gallery art school, and won the NGV Travelling Scholarship in 1890, subsequently producing

Alma-Tadema, Lawrence (1836-1912; Dutch/English)

Works included in this catalogue Alma-Tadema The Vintage Festival 1871 {1888} NGV [PA] Van Loo after Alma-Tadema Frédégonde et Prétextat {1868} NGV [PR] Alma-Tadema transferred his successful studio from Brussels to London in 1870, and was admitted to the Royal Academy in 1879. His detailed, meticulously-researched images of ancient Rome fell from favour after his death,

A’Beckett, Edward (1844-1922; English/Australian)

Works included in this catalogue A’Beckett (E.) Hamilton Hume {1881} SLV [PA] A’Beckett (E.) James Macpherson Grant 1886 {1886} SLV [PA] A’Beckett (E.) Francis Henty {1892} SLV [PA] A member of a wealthy Anglo-Australian family, A’Beckett was also an amateur painter. He encouraged his niece Emma Minnie Boyd to develop her own artistic career: see now Boyd (E.)

Frith, Francis (1822-98; English)

Photographs by Frith are included the following pre-Felton albums/collections: Fenton, Bedford & others Cathedrals and Abbeys in England and Scotland {1860} SLV [PH] Frith Syria & Palestine {1860} SLV [PH] Frith Ancient Egypt {c.1870} SLV [PH] Frith Modern Egypt {c.1870} SLV [PH] Frith, Robertson & Beato Photographs of Palestine & Egypt {1860} SLV [PH] Skeen & others Pompei {sic} and Paris {c.1888}

Fenton, Roger (1819-69; English)

Works included in this catalogue Fenton & others Cathedrals and Abbeys in England and Scotland {1860} SLV [PH] Fenton, Bedford & others England and Wales {1860} SLV [PH] Fenton & others Palaces, Castles & Seats in England {1860} SLV [PH] Fenton was a pioneering British photographer who made his name with a famous set of images

Bourne & Shepherd (1862ff.; English)

Works listed in this catalogue Bourne & Shepherd Northern India and Kashmir {1872} SLV [PH] Shepherd & Robertson Views of Agra, Delhi and Lucknow {1875?} SLV [PH] Samuel Bourne (1834-1912) worked in the Northern Indian city of Simla (now Shimla) between 1863 and 1870, taking numerous remarkable photographs, using large cameras and the “collodion process” (for this technique, see also

Ward, Leslie (1851-1922; English)

Works included in this catalogue Ward (L.) Elizabeth Thompson {1881} NGV [DR] Ward (L.) John Everett Millais {1881} NGV [DR] Ward (L.) Frederick Leighton {1881} NGV [DR] Sir Leslie Ward led a highly successful career as a caricaturist for Vanity Fair, where he used the pseudonym “Spy.” For mention of another one of his caricatures, see Boehm

Scurry, James (1826-94; English/Australian)

Works donated by Scurry included in this catalogue  * Scurry Charles Summers {1884} Loc? [SC] Scurry Cole’s Wharf 1853 {1884} SLV [DR]            Scurry Sandridge Pier 1853 {1884} SLV [DR] Scurry View on the Yarra 1853 {1884} SLV [DR] * Scurry (?) View from Flagstaff Hill 1853 {1884} Loc? [DR]  Also probably by Scurry: Plaster bust of William

May, Phil (1864-1903; English)

Works included in this catalogue May (P.) The Diamond Doctor 1888 {1903} SLV [DR] (Bulletin 29 Sept.1888) May (P.) Dishing his Enemies 1888 {1903} SLV [DR] (Bulletin 17 March 1888) May (P.) Jumps and Jim Jams 1888 {1903} SLV [DR] (Bulletin 22 Dec.1888) May (P.) Loch and Key 1888 {1903} NGV [DR] (Bulletin 18 Aug.1888) May (P.) Lord Carrington

Keene, Charles (1823-91; English)

Works included in this catalogue Keene Interior of a Shop {1898} NGV [DR] Keene Management 1868 {1892} NGV [DR] Keene’s black and white style was widely admired and influential in the later 19th and earlier 20th centuries. Adolf von Menzel, for instance (see Menzel Man’s Head 1886 {1895} NGV [DR]), is said to have subscribed to Punch purely for the

Hodgson, John Evan (1831-95; English)

Works included in this catalogue Hodgson The Oban boat {1891} NGV [DR] * Hodgson Arab Prisoners 1870 {1871} Loc? [PA] The artist, elected to the Royal Academy in 1870, specialized in Orientalizing subjects such as the 1870 painting formerly in the pre-Felton collection. Refs. For the artist, see AKL 73 (2012), pp.476-77 and Bénézit 7, pp.158-59

Hodges, William (1744-97; English)

Works included in this catalogue Hodges Party of Maoris in a Canoe 1773 {1882} SLV [DR] Hodges South Entrance of Dusky Bay 1773 {1882} SLV [DR] Hodges Mallicolo 1774 {1882} SLV [DR] * Hodges or Webber (?) Native of Otaheite {1882} Loc? [DR] For Hodges’ contribution as the main artist on Cook’s second voyage of 1772-75, see

Green, Charles (1840-98; English)

Works included in this catalogue Green Holiday Time Afloat {1881} NGV [DR] Green Sunday Afternoon in a Picture Gallery {1881} NGV [DR] He contributed to The Graphic from its inception in 1869, and also illustrated novels by Charles Dickens and others. Refs. For Green, see AKL 61 (2009), p.217; Bénézit 6, pp.622-23; and Jim Davis, “First Bouquets,

Flintoff, Thomas (c.1809-91; English)

Works included in this catalogue Flintoff John Basson Humffray 1859 {1891} SLV [DR] Flintoff G.A.Thomson {1884} SLV [PA] Flintoff Sir William John Clarke 1885 {1888} SLV [PA] Born in Newcastle, England, Flintoff emigrated to Australia via the Californian gold-fields in 1856, and worked in Ballarat until 1872 (his chalk portrait of John Basson Humffray dates

Pennell, Joseph (1857-1926; American)

Work by Pennell listed in this catalogue Pennell A Devil of Notre Dame 1893 {1895} NGV [DR] Pre-Felton works bought on Pennell’s advice Abbey Phillida Flouts Me 1886 {1895} NGV [DR] Burne-Jones Ladies and Death {1898} NGV [DR] Houghton Mother, child and father {1897} NGV [DR] Keene Interior of a Shop {1898} NGV [DR] Leighton Study

Becker, Ludwig (1808-61; German/Australian)

Works included in this catalogue Becker Commissioner Murray’s Tent 1854 {1894} SLV [DR] Becker Men of Victoria 1856 {by 1861} SLV [IB] Becker Old Prince’s Bridge 1857 {1894} SLV [PA] Becker left Germany after the 1848 revolution, and travelled from England via Rio de Janiero to Tasmania, arriving in March 1851. He was in Bendigo

Bartolozzi, Francesco (1727-1817; Italian)

Works included in this catalogue * Bartolozzi [attrib] Study of Figures {1869} Loc? [DR] Bartolozzi & Byrne after Webber Death of Captain Cook 1785 {1882} SLV [PR] See also Adam (R.) & others Palace of Diocletian 1764 {by 1861} SLV [IB] (including several prints by Bartolozzi) Born in Florence in about 1727 (authorities differ on this point),

Gully, John (1819-88; English/New Zealander)

Works included in this catalogue * Gully The Boundary, Snowy Mountains, New Zealand 1870 {1870} Loc? [WT] Gully Croixelles Harbour 1868 {1870} NGV [WT] Gully Waimea Plains 1868 {1870} NGV [WT] The artist, born in Bath, settled in New Zealand in 1852. He specialized in watercolours, exhibiting widely, both in New Zealand and also in

Weedon, Augustus Walford (1838-1908; English)

Works included in this catalogue * Weedon Glen Falloch 1882 {1883} Loc? [WT] Weedon Changing pasture 1891 {1892} NGV [WT] Weedon was a watercolour specialist. Another characteristic example, On the south coast, Hastings 1882, was bought for the AGNSW in 1883. Refs. For Weedon, see Mallalieu (1976), p.273; Bénézit 14, p.719 (listing both works noted above); and

Varley, John (1778-1842; English)

Works included in this catalogue Varley Dolgelly near Barmouth 1818 {1902} NGV [WT] Varley Moel Heboeg {1902} NGV [WT] Mallalieu (1976) quotes the extraordinary observation by Randall Davies (later Felton Bequest advisor, 1931-34), that Varley did for water-colour painting “what St.Paul did for Christianity”! Examples of his neoclassical landscapes are held in the Tate and other