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 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 from 1852-54, producing a number of sketches, including the

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] Born in Florence in about 1727 (authorities differ on this point), Bartolozzi worked initially in Venice and Rome, and then spent the bulk of his career after 1764 in London.

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 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augustus_Walford_Weedon

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

Strutt, William (1825-1915; English/Australian)

Works included in this catalogue Strutt First Victorian Parliament, 1856 {1868} SLV [DR] Strutt The Burke and Wills Exploring Expedition 1862 {1902} SLV [WT] Strutt View of the Golden Point – Ballarat {by 1894} SLV [PR] Ham (T.) after Strutt (?) Opening of Prince’s Bridge [2] 1851 {1868} SLV? [PR] Although Strutt worked in Australia only

Stanfield, Clarkson (1793-1867; English)

Works included in this catalogue Stanfield The Morning after Trafalgar 1863 {1888} NGV [PA] Stanfield Countrymen at Dinner {1877} NGV [WT] The Morning after Trafalgar is said to show the influence of Turner: see now Turner (J.M.W.) Dunstanborough Castle {1888} NGV [PA], also acquired for Melbourne in 1888. It exemplifies Stanfield’s later marine paintings, which were praised

Rowan, Ellis (1848-1922; Australian)

Works included in this catalogue Rowan Flower painting: Pandorea jasminoides… {1890} NGV [WT] * Rowan Flower painting {1890} Loc? [WT]  Rowan, the daughter of Victorian pastoralists, was a prolific and successful botanical illustrator. At the international exhibitions held in Melbourne in 1880 and 1888, her meticulous flower paintings won the judges’ favour over the consciously more

Roberts, David (1796-1864; Scottish)

Works included in this catalogue Haghe after Roberts The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt & Nubia {by 1860} SLV [PR] Roberts St Anne, Bruges 1851 {1894} NGV [PA] Roberts Heidelberg Castle {1904} NGV [WT] Roberts, known in his day as “the Scottish Canaletto,” is known mainly for works based on his travels in Europe and

Provaggi, Cesare (c.1800-80; Italian)

Works included in this catalogue * Provaggi The Minstrel {1876} Loc? [WT] * Provaggi The Nephew {1876} Loc? [WT] The two watercolours acquired for the pre-Felton collection were presumably typical of Provaggi’s tourist output. They were bought at the same time as views of Rome by Campi. Other examples by Provaggi, still changing hands on the European

O’Brien, George (1821-88; Irish/New Zealander)

Works included in this catalogue O’Brien Grand-view Park, Pascoe Vale {1868} SLV [DR] O’Brien Melbourne in 1839 {1868} SLV [DR] O’Brien Melbourne… 1840 {1868} SLV [WT] O’Brien Melbourne seen from the Hospital {1868} SLV [DR] * O’Brien (?) Melbourne from the corner of Collins and Swanston Streets {1868} Loc? [DR] O’Brien Corner of Collins and

North, John William (1842-1924; English)

Works included in this catalogue North An English Summer’s Day 1891-92 {1892} NGV [PA] North The Little Copse on the Hill 1891 {1892} NGV [WT] North The Swallows {1897} NGV [DR] North A Vesper Hymn {1897} NGV [DR] A meticulous craftsman, North was one of a group of late 19th century English landscapists and genre painters including Lionel

Mather, John (1848-1916; Scottish/Australian)

Works by Mather included in this catalogue Mather Morning, Lake Omeo 1891 {1891} NGV [WT] Mather Autumn in the Fitzroy Gardens 1894 {1895} NGV [PA] Mather Wintry Weather, Yarra Glen 1895 {1895} NGV [WT] Pre-Felton works donated by Mather Barak Untitled [Aboriginal ceremony] {1895} SLV [PA] Barak Untitled [Aboriginal ceremony, with wallaby and emu] {1895}

Leitch, William Leighton (1804-83; Scottish)

Works included in this catalogue Leitch Italian scene 1876 {1904} NGV [WT] Leitch Dunglass on Clyde 1879 {1891} NGV [WT] Willmore (J.) after Leitch Villa of Lucullus at Misenum 1851 {1868} NGV [PR] Leitch, an accomplished watercolourist, served as drawing master to Queen Victoria and her family for some years. Mallalieu observes, drily: “his work is pleasant,

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 several examples bought in 1883 are still in the NGV (details above). The Art Gallery of New South Wales also owns

Jackson, Arthur Levett (1834-88; Australian?)

Works included in this catalogue Jackson Colonel Johnston 1873 {1873} SLV [WT] Jackson Lachlan Macquarie 1874 {1874} SLV [WT] Jackson Sir Richard Bourke 1874 {1874} SLV [WT] Jackson is documented as the author of a number of wood engravings published in The Illustrated Melbourne Post and elsewhere in the mid 1860s (refer SLV catalogue). However, little else

Hunter, John (1737-1821; English)

Works included in this catalogue * Hunter Sydney Harbour {by 1894} Loc? [WT] Dayes after Hunter Sydney Cove, Port Jackson 1792? {by 1894} Loc? [PR] Hunter arrived in Sydney with the First Fleet in 1788, and later succeeded Arthur Phillip as the second governor of New South Wales (1795-1800). During his years in Australia, he

Hoddle, Robert (1794-1881; English/Australian)

Works included in this catalogue Hoddle Melbourne from Surveyor-General’s Yard {1893} SLV [WT] * Hoddle Melbourne, Port Phillip 1840 {1893} Loc? [WT] Hoddle Melbourne from the Survey Office 1840{1893} SLV [WT] Hoddle Racecourse and Survey Office {1893} SLV [WT] Hoddle, a surveyor by profession, arrived in Sydney in 1823, and was appointed Surveyor-General of Port

Gigli, Roberto (1846-1928?; Italian)

Works included in this catalogue Gigli The Colosseum {1883} NGV [WT] * Gigli Goldsmith’s Arch {1883} Loc? [WT] * Gigli Temple of Minerva {1883} Loc? [WT] * Gigli Temple of Vesta {1883} Loc? [WT] The NGV’s annual report for 1883 lists 4 watercolours of Rome by an artist named Gigli, purchased in Melbourne for 15 guineas each.

Fahey, Edward Henry (1844-1907; English)

Works included in this catalogue * Fahey Sea Fog blowing over Oulton Broad 1887 {1892} Loc? [PA] Fahey The Farm 1890 {1892} NGV [WT] Fahey, the son of landscape painter James Fahey (1804-85), is described in NGV 1894 and 1905 as a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water-Colours. Both works in the pre-Felton NGV

Cook, Ebenezer Wake (1844-1926; English)

Works included in this catalogue Cook Near Arundel 1882 {1904} NGV [WT] * Cook Venice (Evening) 1889 {1892} Loc? [WT] Cook spent his childhood in Melbourne, having arrived in 1852, and studied at the National Gallery School under both Chevalier and von Guérard. Following his return to England in 1873, he led a long career as