An image of Untitled (Two egrets fighting over a fish)

Neville Cayley

(Australia, England 1853 – 1903)

Untitled (Two egrets fighting over a fish)

Location
Not on display
Further information

Neville Henry Pennington Cayley was an English ornithologist and artist who migrated to Australia with his family circa 1882 and is credited with contributing greatly to a popular awareness of Australian birds. He is not to be confused with his son Neville William Cayley who inheriting his father’s talent, is best-known for his book ‘What bird is that’. 'Untitled (two egrets fighting over a fish)' is typical of the artist’s classic, theatrical ‘set piece’ in which he places a particular bird type against a landscape characteristic of its habitat.

Year
1893
Media
Watercolour
Medium
watercolour on paper
Dimensions
43.3 x 60.3 cm sight; 76.2 x 93.8 cm frame
Signature & date

Signed and dated l.l., black watercolour “Neville: Cayley/ 1893”.

Credit
Gift of Madeline Charley 2012
Accession number
381.2012