The Cottage, Paddington [NSW]. George Penkivil Slade, British/Aust.
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The Cottage, Paddington [NSW]

1870. Pencil with watercolour and white highlight, titled, dated “10th Aug. 1870” and monogrammed “G.S.” in pencil lower right, artist’s name on “Academy Arts” slip attached to frame verso, 17.2 x 24.9cm. Slight foxing, stain to lower right edge.

The slip includes “pupil of C. [Conrad] Martens.”

Painter and solicitor George Penkivil Slade migrated to Sydney in 1858 and practiced law from 1863 to 1880. “In 1865 he married Annette de Mestre (subsequently aunt of the [Australian] painter Roy de Maistre). Slade was a great admirer of Conrad Martens, a neighbour on the North Shore, and his watercolours often display many of Martens’ mannerisms…Slade exhibited as an amateur with the NSW Academy of Art from 1872 to 1877, showing watercolour and pencil views of NSW from 1875…Slade returned to England in 1880.” Ref: DAAO. Work held in SLNSW.

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Item #CL194-38

Price (AUD): $1,350.00  other currencies

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