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

Works included in this catalogue Ham (T.) after Strutt Opening of Prince’s Bridge 1851 {by 1865} SLV [PR] and Ham (T.) after Strutt Opening of Prince’s Bridge 1851 (c.2) {1868} SLV [PR] 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 –

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] Stanfield (after) Coast Scenery 1836 {1861} SLV [IB] 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

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

Campi, Giacomo (1846-1921; Italian)

Works included in this catalogue * Campi Emily {1876} Loc? [WT] * Campi Japanese {1876} Loc? [WT] Campi, a native of Milan, specialized in elegant society imagery; various examples still circulate on the international art market. [comparative work by Campi: The Perfect Rose (auctioned in 2007)] Refs. For the artist, see AKL 15 (1997), pp.625-26 and Bénézit

Buvelot, Louis (1814-88; Swiss/Australian)

Works included in this catalogue (listed in chronological order) Buvelot Victorian scene {1904} NGV [WT] Buvelot Summer Afternoon, Templestowe 1866 {1869} NGV [PA] Buvelot Winter Morning, near Heidelberg 1866 {1869} NGV [PA] Buvelot Waterpool near Coleraine (sunset) 1869 {1870} NGV [PA] Buvelot Yarra Flats 1871 {1904} NGV [WT] Buvelot Between Tallarook and Yea 1880 {1902} NGV

Burn, Henry (c.1807-84; English/Australian)

Works included in this catalogue Burn Melbourne from the Domain 1871 {1891} SLV [PA] Burn [attrib.] Melbourne from the Old Sandridge Road {1901} SLV [WT] Burn, who migrated to Australia in 1853, painted a number of early Melbourne images, several included in the pre-Felton collection. Other examples, acquired later, are held in the NGV and

Artists A-Z

Listed below are all the individual artists represented in the pre-Felton collection, most of them (it should be observed) contemporary artists, i.e. active during the period (c.1860-1904). Links are provided for individual artist entries, in the case of those responsible for several works: see e.g. A’Beckett. For all others (e.g. Abbey), the linked entry contains

Piranesi, Giovanni Battista (1720-78; Italian)

Works included in this catalogue * Piranesi Veduta del Castello dell’Acqua Felice {1868} Loc? [ET] * Piranesi The column of Marcus Aurelius 1758 {1868} Loc? [ET] Recent fascination with Piranesi’s extraordinary late etchings of “Imaginary Prisons” (Carceri) has tended to overshadow his career as a topographical printmaker, especially of Roman buildings past and present. The NGV

Strang, William (1859-1921; Scottish)

Works included in this catalogue Strang The Hangman’s Daughter 1894 {1899} NGV [ET] Strang Rudyard Kipling {1900} NGV [ET] Strong, a prolific print-maker, was one of the original members of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers, and showed in their first exhibition in 1881. For other prints and drawings by Strang, acquired later, see the NGV’s online

Klinger, Max (1857-1920; German)

Works included in this catalogue Klinger Vom Tode I  [Plates 1-10] 1889 {1891} NGV [ET] Klinger Dead Mother (Vom Tode II, plate 10) 1889 {1891} NGV [ET] Klinger To the Beautiful in Nature (Vom Tode II, plate 12) 1889 {1891} NGV [ET] Klinger’s Vom Tode I series, and two prints from Klinger’s second series on death, purchased

Holroyd, Charles (1861-1917; English)

Works included in this catalogue (both donated by the artist) Holroyd The Grand Canal 1902 {1903} NGV [ET] Holroyd The Man with the Sack {1903} NGV [ET] After studying and working with Legros (see Legros Portrait of Jules Dalou 1877 {1900} Loc? [ET]), Holroyd became a well-regarded etcher in his own right. He became the first

Herkomer, Hubert von (1849-1914; German/English)

Work by Herkomer in the pre-Felton collection Herkomer Queen Victoria {1892} NGV [PA] Engravings and etchings acquired on Herkomer’s advice, 1891-92:  Dürer Knight, Death and the Devil 1513 {1891} NGV [PR] Dürer Melencolia I 1514 {1891} NGV [PR] Dürer St Jerome in his Study 1514 {1891} NGV [PR] Dyck [van] 3 etchings from the Iconography {1891} NGV [ET] Flameng Charles

Cruikshank, George (1792-1878; English)

Works included in this catalogue Cruikshank 29 etchings {1899} NGV [ET] * Cruikshank & Mottram The Worship of Bacchus 1864 {by 1865} Loc? [PR] and Cruikshank & Mottram The Worship of Bacchus… 1864 (c.2) {1868} NGV [PR] In the first half of his career, Cruikshank produced numerous caricatures of the foibles of early 19th-century politics