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1005616
  • Title
    Vineyard, Castle Hill, 1927 / by Robert Johnson
  • Creator
  • Call number
    ML 1487
    Status: On display – Paintings from the Collection, Room 1, West Wall, no. 27
  • Level of description
    fonds
  • Date

    1927
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    1005616
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised
  • Physical Description
    1 painting - oil on board - 36.5 x 44.5 cm
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Robert Johnson, landscape artist, was born in 1890 in Auckland, New Zealand where he later trained at the Elam School of Art. He served with the NZ armed forces during World War 1 and in 1921 settled in Sydney. A prolific oil painter of impressionist landscapes, he made regular painting tours in Australia and sold his work through galleries in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide. He died in Sydney in 1964.

    References:
    Library correspondence file
  • Collection history
    Sotheby’s, Fine Colonial Australian Paintings and Drawings, Sydney, 24 November 1985; Private collection, Sydney.
  • Scope and Content
    The painting depicts rural scene showing farm house and vineyard in foreground with a road leading into the distance. Horizon view to the Blue Mountains in the distance.
  • Collection history
    Sotheby’s, Fine Colonial Australian Paintings and Drawings, Sydney, 24 November 1985; Private collection, Sydney.
  • Source
    Purchased from Shapiro, Sydney, 30 November 2016.
  • Copying Conditions
    Copyright status:: In copyright - Life of creator plus 70 years.
    Approval for reproduction required: No reproduction without prior written approval of copyright holder.
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales and Courtesy Estate of Robert Johnson
  • Description source

    Title taken from frame inscription.
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    Signed and dated lower edge “Robert Johnson 1927”.
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