Overlooking Terara, South Coast [Nowra, NSW]. Samuel Elyard, Aust.
Overlooking Terara, South Coast [Nowra, NSW]
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Overlooking Terara, South Coast [Nowra, NSW]

1862. Watercolour, annotated and dated in pencil on image upper left, typed label attached to frame verso, 31.2 x 51.8cm. Slight foxing to image upper left. Framed.

Annotation includes “blend colours yellow into gold.” Typed label includes “October 1862. (Terara was the old name for Nowra). On the back of the watercolour is written ‘this watercolour was painted by my great uncle Samuel Elyard of Nowra.’ (signed) R. Elyard, Thirroul.”

Samuel Elyard “became an artist at an early age, painting street scenes, picturesque buildings and landscapes in and around Sydney while working as a clerk in the Colonial Secretary’s Office. When he retired from the public service in 1868 he settled at Nowra where his family had long been landholders. Several of his paintings of scenery around Nowra were exhibited with the NSW Academy of Art in the 1870s and he later exhibited in local shows and exhibitions.” Ref: SLM.

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Item #CL194-27

Price (AUD): $2,650.00  other currencies

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