Medium: Watercolour on Paper
Dimensions: 16 x 24 cms
Date: Circa 1850
Signed: Lower left
CHG Director's Statement: S.T. Gill was one of Australia's most significant colonial artists.
Samuel Thomas Gill (1818-1880), painter, was born on 21 May 1818 at Perriton, England. He reached South Australia in December 1839.
Gill usually worked in landscape or townscape, often with figures of human beings and with horses and dogs.
Gill's work was marked by delicacy and care, but he will no doubt be remembered mainly for his convincing pictures of life on the diggings. Collections of S. T. Gill's work, both original watercolour drawings and prints, are in the National Library, Canberra, the Mitchell Library, Sydney, and the National Galleries of Victoria and South Australia, and the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
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