[Saw Mill, South Coast, NSW]. Samuel Elyard, Aust.
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[Saw Mill, South Coast, NSW]

1876. Watercolour with white highlight, initialled “S.E.” and dated “28 Dec. ‘76” in pencil lower left, 22 x 34.3cm. Framed.

“On 18 August 1868, at the age of fifty-one, Elyard retired from his position as second-class clerk in the public service on the grounds of ill-health and was given a pension. Sands Sydney Directory for 1867 lists him as living in Cleveland Street, Surry Hills, but by March 1869 he was living permanently on the south coast at Nowra and occasionally returning to Sydney, usually for brief visits to members of his family. He became less eccentric and settled down to a relatively quiet life of painting. Several of his watercolours and oil paintings, mainly of scenery around Nowra, were exhibited with the New South Wales Academy of Art in 1872 and 1873. Later he participated in local shows and exhibitions, being awarded a silver medal by the Shoalhaven Agricultural and Horticultural Association in 1890 for his continuing artistic activity.” Ref: DAAO.

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Item #CL181-69

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