Paton, Waller Hugh (1828-95; Scottish)
Upper Morelaggan, Loch Long 1876
Oil on canvas, 92 x 138 cm
Purchased, 1882; de-accessioned and sold at auction, 1941
Present location unknown

[photo: via Sotheby’s 2006 auction entry]

The NGV still holds another canvas by Paton also purchased in 1882 (refer separate entry), but the present painting was de-accessioned in 1941, and was last seen at auction with Sotheby’s in London in 2006. Admittedly, it does look somewhat drear, to judge from the Sotheby’s photograph reproduced here.


AR 1882, p.36; SB, p.308 (noting Oct.1941 auction); NGV 1894, IV.67 (as on loan to the Ballarat Gallery); NGV 1905, IX.17 [£200]

See also AR 1914, p.39, listing the work as on loan to Warrnambool. For the auction by Sotheby’s, London, 30 August 2006, lot 811, see,-r.s.w.-1828-1895-upper-811-c-g89w6vlcxp, including a reproduction and other details as shown here, and indicating that the work is signed and dated, and titled “on an old label attached to the stretcher”