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Autumnal showers
1869

Medium
oil on canvas
Measurements
124.7 × 174.8 cm
Inscription
inscribed (diagonally) in red paint l.r.: Peter Graham / 1869
Accession Number
p.302.7-1
Department
International Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1869
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Gallery location
Not on display
Provenance

Exhibited, Royal Academy, London, 1869, no. 31; purchased from the artist by Agnew's (dealer), London, 10 May 1869 (no. 5382); from where purchased, by Alfred Taddy Thompson, for the NGV, 10 May 1869.



Exhibited, Royal Academy, London, 1869, no.31; First Interchange Exhibition, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, 1894, no. 1; The First Collections: The Public Library and the National Gallery of Victoria in the 1850s and 1860s, Melbourne University Gallery 1992, no. 18.

Autumnal showers, which the Scottish painter Peter Graham showed at the Royal Academy, London in 1869, was greeted with acclaim. The Times newspaper felt that ‘in this picture Mr Graham seems to us to have hit just the right mean between distinctness and definition in his roadside bushes, his copse-wood, and his oat field. It should, indeed, be a lesson to our many over-definers in landscape’. The Times declared this and a second painting exhibited by Graham, to be ‘among the best, if not the best, landscapes of the year’.

Colourmen

Colourman
ROBERSON
Location
Front of loose lining canvas with a 68 9 stamp. Also reverse of primary canvas with a 6810 stamp. Ink stamp on vertical stretcher cross brace reads ...BERSON/LONDON/..9 LONG ACRE
Transcription
PREPARED BY/CHARLES ROBERSON/99, LONG ACRE, LONDON
Medium
Ink stamps
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