“Ellerslie”, Waverley [NSW]
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“Ellerslie”, Waverley [NSW]

c1870-1871. Two pencil drawings, each initialled “R.A.T.”, titled “Elerslie [sic]” and dated lower left or right, 9.3 x 17.5cm and 15.8 x 23.8cm. Minor foxing.

Rosalie Ann Thorne was reputedly a pupil of Conrad Martens. She was a friend of his daughter, Rebecca Martens (Aust.,1836-1909), who was also her mentor. The two friends often went sketching together. Ref: DAAO.

The two-storey house "Ellerslie", in the Sydney suburb of Waverley, was built about 1860 by John Birrell. A photograph, held in Sydney Living Museums, taken in January of 1871 shows the Thorne family members in front of the house, which was leased to them for about one year. The house, later renamed “Almount”, was eventually sold to the Franciscan Fathers in 1902 who established Waverley College, with the house becoming the Brothers’ residence. Ref: Sydney Living Museums.

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Item #CL187-38

Price (AUD): $1,850.00  Other currencies

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