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oil on canvas
122.2 × 182.7 cm
inscribed in red and black paint l.r.: Cecil G. LawSon (Son underlined) / 1876.
Accession Number
International Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1913
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Gallery location
Not on display

Remained with the artist until his death in 1882; by descent to his widow, Constance Lawson (1854–1929, née Birnie Philip), 1882; collection of James Staats Forbes (1823–1904), by 1888, until c. 1901; collection of George McCulloch (1848–1907), London, by 1900–07; by descent to his wife, Agnes Coutts Michie (formerly McCulloch), until 1913; included in the McCulloch collection sale, Christie's, London, 23, 29-30 May 1913, no. 158; from where purchased, on the advice of Frank Gibson and Sidney Colvin, for the Felton Bequest, 1913.

Rejected by Royal Academy, London, 1876; exhibited Royal Society of British Artists, 1877, no. 416, as In the Marshlands; Cecil Lawson, Grosvenor Gallery, London, 1883, no. 183, lent by Mrs C. Lawson; Glasgow International Exhibition, Glasgow, 1888, no. 1, lent by James Staats Forbes; Royal Academy Winter Exhibition, London, 1901, no. 59 , lent by Mrs G. McCulloch; Royal Academy Winter Exhibition, London, 1909, no. 101, from the McCulloch collection; International Fine Arts Exhibition, Rome, 1911, British section, no. 49, lent by Mrs Coutts Michie; The First Fifty Years: 19th Century British Art from the Gallery Archives, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 1992; Hidden Treasures, David Jones’ Gallery, Sydney, 1992.