Guardabassi, Guerrino (1841-93; Italian)
Una Vecchia che fila
Watercolour, c.56 x 38 cm
Purchased, 1883; de-accessioned and presented to the Borough of Queenscliff, Oct.1941
Unidentified; present location unknown

The largest of the five watercolours by this artist bought in 1883 (see * Guardabassi L’Elemosina {1883} Loc? [WT]), this work is clearly listed in the NGV’s stock-book as having been de-accessioned in 1941.

The title translates as “Old woman spinning.”


AR 1883, p.33 (as measuring 22 x 15 inches); SB, p.170 (with an added note on the 1941 de-accession, initialed by D.L. [Daryl Lindsay]); NGV 1894, p.51 (II.Stawell Gallery, no.45); not in NGV 1905 [£17]