An image of Percy F.S. Spence

Tom Roberts

(England, Australia 08 Mar 1856 – 14 Sep 1931)

Percy F.S. Spence

Location
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
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Year
1896
Media
Painting
Medium
oil on canvas on paperboard on hardboard
Dimensions
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.".
Credit
Purchased 1957
Accession number
9399