Walter Greaves

(England 1829 – 1925)

Black Lion Tea Gardens

Location
Not on display
Further information

GREAVES, a painter and etcher, was a disciple of Whistler for about twenty years from the sixties to the early 1880s. His father was a Chelsea boat-builder who had been J.M.W. Turner’s boatman. Many of his drawings and etchings show the absorption of Whistler’s teachings and offer a charming record of 19th century Chelsea. Greaves’s later years were spent in obscurity following accusations that he had plagiarized Whistler’s work.

Media
Print
Medium
etching
Dimensions
11.2 x 22.5 cm platemark; 19.0 x 29.6 cm sheet
Signature & date

Signed l.r., pencil "W. Greaves". Not dated.

Credit
Gift of Hendrik Kolenberg 2013. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Accession number
146.2013
Provenance
Hendrik Kolenberg, Sydney/New South Wales/Australia, Gift of Hendrik Kolenberg 2013. Purchased by Kolenberg 1970s