Evans, Bernard (1843-1922; English)
Sunset, Cannock Chase
Watercolour, c.76.2 x 132 cm
Purchased, 1883
Unidentified; present location unknown

As noted in NGV 1894, two of Evans’ watercolours are in the Sydney gallery; purchased in 1887, they also show views of Cannock Chase (an area in Staffordshire, England).

Other watercolours by this artist still appear on the British auction market.

[comparative photo: Cannock Chase – Queen Summer has fled… (AGNSW)]


AR 1883, p.33; NGV 1894, p.45 (II.Stawell Gallery, no.16: size given as 30 x 52 inches); NGV 1905, p.41 (II.Stawell Gallery, no.14) [£115/10] 

For the artist, see Bénézit 5, pp.338-39 and AKL35 (2002), p.353 (both listing the present work); and Mallalieu (1976), p.94. For further examples, see http://www.artnet.com/artists/bernard-walter-evans/past-auction-results/2. The works held in Sydney, including the example reproduced above (size given as 66 x 101 cm [sight]) are listed at http://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/collection/works/?artist_id=evans-bernard