# 43494

HALL, Bernard (1859 - 1935)

Illustrated catalogue of paintings and drawings by L. Bernard Hall (the artist R. W. Sturgess’ copy, a former pupil of Hall)

Exhibited in the Atheneum 188 Collins Street Melbourne. 15th September to 1st October 1910. Quarto, lettered wrappers (short split to spine), pp. [16], illustrated in black and white, catalogue of 70 artworks with prices. A fine copy of a scarce and substantial catalogue.

Signed on the first leaf ‘Sturgess’.

‘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