# 43457

COLQUHOUN, Alexander

Frederick McCubbin: a consideration (the artist R. W. Sturgess’ copy, a former pupil of McCubbin)

Melbourne : Alexander McCubbin, n.d. [c. 1920]. Octavo, lettered wrappers, unpaginated, tipped-in plates, hinges cracked. A lovely little book on the impressionist.

Signed on the half-title ‘Sturgess. Williamstown’.

‘Reginald Ward Sturgess (1892-1932), artist, was born on 18 June 1892 at Newport, Melbourne, third surviving child of Edward Richard Sturgess, cabinetmaker, and his wife Emma, née Ward, both from Bath, England. Aged 12, he left Williamstown State School and later enrolled (1905) in the National Gallery schools, Melbourne, where he studied drawing under Fred McCubbin and was nicknamed ‘Stodgy’. In 1909 Sturgess moved upstairs to the painting school under L. Bernard Hall, winning prizes for still life and landscape painting in oils. Penleigh Boyd, Louis McCubbin, Percy Leason, W. B. McInnes, John Rowell and A. E. Newbury were among his fellow students.’ – Wikipedia

Provenance:

R. W. Sturgess

Beth Sinclair (by descent)

Peter Perry (by gift)

acquired from the above