Green, Charles (1840-98; English)
Holiday Time Afloat
Pen & ink and wash
Purchased, 1881
National Gallery of Victoria (p.168.17-1)

Made for The Graphic, and shown at the Melbourne International Exhibition in 1881, this work was purchased with Green Sunday Afternoon in a Picture Gallery {1881} NGV [DR].

In general composition and some details, this drawing provides an interesting comparison with Tom Roberts’ slightly later painting Coming South 1886 (NGV, acquired 1967).

See also Hodgson The Oban boat {1891} NGV [DR].


AR 1881, p.54; NGV 1894, p.55 (II.Stawell Gallery, no.61); NGV 1905, p.60 (II.Stawell Gallery, no.86) [£27] 

For Roberts’ Coming South, see e.g. John McDonald, Art of Australia, vol.1, Sydney: Macmillan, 2008, pp.356 (ill.) and 357