Tahlee, Port Stephens, NSW

Tahlee, Port Stephens, NSW

1841
oil on canvas
45.6 x 60.7 cm


inscribed l.r.: ‘C Martens’
inscribed verso c.: ‘for Phillip (illeg.) King/ Sep 1849’
Accession No. 1991.36

Provenance:

Purchased 1849 by Rear-Admiral Phillip Parker King, until; Mrs Harriet King (nee Lethbridge), until; 1949 T. E. Lethbridge, until; purchased by Joseph Brown Gallery, until; purchased 1985 by private collection, until; Fine Australian Paintings, Books and Manuscripts, Sotheby’s, Sydney, 29 October 1987, lot 161 (unsold), until; 1988 Deutscher Fine Art, Melbourne, until; purchased 9 April 1991 by Joseph Brown Gallery from Works on Paper and Australian Paintings, Christie’s, Melbourne, lot 226, until; purchased 29 April 1991 by Cbus.

Literature:

Elizabeth Ellis, Conrad Martens: life & art, State Library of New South Wales Press, Sydney, 1994.
Autumn Exhibition 1979, Joseph Brown Gallery, Melbourne, 5–20 April 1979, n.p., cat. 5, illus., frontpiece.
Australian Art: 1820s–1980s, Deutscher Fine Art, Melbourne, 19 May–3 June 1988, n.p., cat.12 (illus.).