Purves, James (1814-78; English)

Pre-Felton works donated after Purves’ death * Giambologna [after] Rape of the Sabines {1878} Loc? [SC] * Unknown (Italian 19C?) Venus de’Medici {1878} Loc? [SC] According to his obituary, Purves migrated to Tasmania in 1834 and then moved to Victoria three years later, raising sheep near Hanging Rock. Later, he owned the Tootgarook station near

Clarke, Marcus (1846-81; British/Australian)

Portrait listed in this catalogue * Saupé Marcus Clarke {1893} Loc? [SC] Assisted by his cousin Andrew Clarke, Marcus Clarke migrated to Australia in 1863 after the collapse of his family’s financial fortunes. From 1867, he gained recognition for his column as “The Peripatetic Philosopher” for the Melbourne Argus. His major novel For the Term

Verdon, Sir George (1834-96; English)

Portrait in the pre-Felton collection Johnstone, O’Shanessy & Co. Sir George Verdon {1896} SLV [PH] Pre-Felton works donated by Verdon * Flaminio La Puberta 1866 {1867} Priv.coll. [SC] Roberts St Anne, Bruges 1851 {1894} NGV [PA] * Saupé Marcus Clarke {1893} Loc? [SC] [photo at right: detail of Verdon’s bookplate and signature from his copy of

Ruskin, John (1819-1900; English)

Pre-Felton works purchased on Ruskin’s advice * Frere Cottage Interior {1872} Loc? [PA] Gray Child playing grandmother 1870 {1872} NGV [PA] * Morrish Landscape, near Manaton 1870 {1871} Loc? [WT] Phillott The Haunt of Ancient Peace {1871} NGV [WT] * Watson Cottage scenery {1871} Loc? [WT] Widely influential as both an art and social critic

Chapman, James (active c.1885; Australian?)

Pre-Felton works donated by Chapman * Benzoni Euterpe {1885} Loc? [SC] * Canova [attrib.] Eve {1885} Loc? [SC] * Cranari Perseus {1885} Ballarat Gardens [SC] * Gott Flora {1885} Loc? [SC] Apart from his donation to the Melbourne collection of the four marble statues listed above (as recorded in NGV 1894 and 1905), nothing of significance appears