In peril

Charles Cattermole1860s-1870s

Art Gallery of New South Wales

Art Gallery of New South Wales

Charles Cattermole was heavily influenced by his uncle George Cattermole, a successful watercolourist and illustrator of Sir Walter Scott. The huge impact of Scott’s historical novels was responsible, in large measure, for a reappraisal of history painting in England from about 1830. Painters also began to favour scenes inspired by minor, and very often domestic, dramas instead of the more conventional heroic episodes of bygone ages.

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  • Title: In peril
  • Creator: Charles Cattermole
  • Date Created: 1860s-1870s
  • Physical Dimensions: 15.5 x 45.2 cm image; 16.3 x 46.0 cm sheet unevenly cropped; 35.0 x 65.0 x 2.0 cm frame
  • Provenance: Mrs S A Joseph, 1899, Sydney/New South Wales/Australia, Purchased by the AGNSW in 1899
  • Type: Watercolour
  • Rights: Purchased 1899
  • External Link: https://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/collection/works/1079/
  • Medium: watercolour and bodycolour highlights
  • Signature & Date: Signed l.l., "Chas. Cattermole". Not dated.
  • Artist Country: England