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A stream from the Dochart, Perthshire

Paul Jacob Naftel1875

Art Gallery of New South Wales

Art Gallery of New South Wales

Paul Jacob Naftel routinely searched out natural beauty spots during his painting trips to the Lake District, North Wales, Ireland and Scotland. This watercolour is one of a series resulting from his visit to Perthshire in the Scottish Highlands in the early 1870s. One of the first watercolours to be purchased by the Art Gallery of New South Wales, it was described in 'The Sydney Mail' as ‘one of those scenes of sylvan loveliness that seems almost idealistic to one who has few opportunities of penetrating beyond the dull bounds of city life’. As a result of its prolonged exposure to daylight in the past, the landscape’s prevailing vivid green tones have faded and turned yellow.

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Details

  • Title: A stream from the Dochart, Perthshire
  • Creator: Paul Jacob Naftel
  • Date Created: 1875
  • Physical Dimensions: 47.0 x 70.5 cm image/sheet; 72.0 x 95.5 x 7.0 cm frame
  • Provenance: London/England, Purchased by the AGNSW from the Society of Painters in Water Colours, London 1875
  • Type: Watercolour
  • Rights: Purchased 1875
  • External Link: https://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/collection/works/1089/
  • Medium: watercolour and bodycolour over pencil underdrawing
  • Signature & Date: Signed and dated l.l., "Paul J Naftel/ 1875".
  • Artist Country: England

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