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Two mothers
(c. 1888)

oil on canvas
101.9 × 139.9 cm
inscribed in black paint l.l.: R.S.A. R. ALEXANDER
Accession Number
International Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1920
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Gallery location
Not on display

Exhibited Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, 1888, no. 313; purchased at auction, Edinburgh, by Charles Cook, before 1920[i]; his collection, Edinburgh, until 1920; from whom purchased, on the advice of Frank Rinder, for the Felton Bequest, 1920.[ii]

[i] Details unknown; however it has been suggested that this painting was possibly in the collection of a Dr Alexander Keiller (1811–93).

[ii] See Frank Rinder correspondence, letter no. 382, 27 January 1920 (20/382), NGV; L. B. Cox, The National Gallery of Victoria, 1861 to 1968: A search for a collection, Melbourne, 1971, p. 430, n. 16


Exhibited: Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, 1888, no. 313; Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, 1919, no. 394, lent by Charles Cook.