Works included in this catalogue
Waite Coaxing Ways {1895} NGV [PA]
Waite Abram Louis Buvelot 1894 {1896} NGV [PA]

After an earlier career as a genre and landscape painter in England, Waite migrated to Melbourne in 1886, and established himself as a portraitist. He was a foundation member of the Victorian Artists’ Society (1888), and an unsuccessful applicant for the post of Director of the NGV in 1891 (when Bernard Hall was chosen).

He also painted a rather wooden posthumous portrait of Alfred Felton, acquired for the NGV in 1905 (not catalogued here).


For Waite, see (biography by J.H.Holmes, published in ADB vol.6, 1974) and Bénézit 14, p.472. For his portrait of Felton see