John Shirlow (1869–1936)
Kelly's Steps, Hobart
Album of original art works assembled by R H Croll
Page or Plate number
1927 – c.1929
etching, printed in black ink, from one copper plate
17.6 x 19.5 cm (plate-mark)
thin white 'chinese' paper
Inscriptions or device by artist or designated agent
Signed lower centre below plate-mark in black pencil, 'John Shirlow'.
Inscriptions or device by others involved in the works production
Inscribed on album page by Croll in black pencil, 'Etched by John Shirlow in Hobart, Tasmania (Chinese Paper)'.
National Gallery of Australia
Meeting 6, 1995/96 (1996-06-26)
The album was assembled by Robert Henderson Croll (1869-1947), writer, biorgrapher, art historian. (see ADB, vol.8, pp154-5). The Croll estate was sold by the book dealer Kenneth Hince (Melbourne) and Malvern Fine Art Gallery Melbourne. The album was acquired by Roger Butler from Malvern Fine Art Gallery prior to 1981. Gift to the National Gallery of Australia, from Roger Butler, Canberra, June 1996.
Gift of Roger Butler 1996
Australia, Art style: Painter-etchers 1860s-1938
Country of context
SHIRLOW, John | (1869–1936) Australian | Male | artist