(England, Australia 08 Mar 1856 – 14 Sep 1931)
Percy F.S. Spence
- 19th c Australian art
- Further information
Spence was a fellow artist and friend of Roberts whom he had known from their time together in 1892 at the artists' colony 'Curlew Camp', in Little Sirius Cove on Sydney Harbour's north shore. Aged 28 at the time of this portrait, he was a frequent illustrator for Cosmos, a general interest magazine of the period.
- Place of origin
New South Wales,
- oil on canvas on paperboard on hardboard
- 37.0 x 30.9 cm board; 49.5 x 44.0 x 4.5 cm frame
- Signature & date
- Signed and dated l.l. corner, red oil "Tom Roberts./ 1896.".
- Purchased 1957
- Accession number