Graham, Peter (1836-1921; Scottish)
Autumnal Showers 1869
Oil on canvas, 124.7 x 174.8 cm
Purchased, 1869 (advice of Alfred Thomson)
National Gallery of Victoria (p.302.7-1)

This relatively early work, recommended enthusiastically by Thomson, was the first of three paintings by Graham to enter the NGV collection in the later 19th century (see linked artist entry for details).


NGV 1875, p.19; NGV 1894, p.15 (I.La Trobe Gallery, no.14; ill.); NGV 1905, p.9 (I.La Trobe Gallery, no.15; ill.) [£577/10] 

Cox NGV (1970), pp.23-24, includes a lengthy quote from Thomson’s detailed remarks in support of the painting