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EDWARD ROPER
ENGLISH
POSSUM SHOOTING
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 3,120 AUD
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275
EDWARD ROPER
ENGLISH
POSSUM SHOOTING
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 3,120 AUD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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EDWARD ROPER
1830-1909
ENGLISH
POSSUM SHOOTING
Signed lower right; bears title and inscription 'Moonlight Nights are chosen for this sport' on label on reverse, over earlier label inscribed 'The Mid... illeg.', over earlier inscription '...ddle Falls'
Oil on canvas
53.5 by 43.5 cm
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Provenance

Private collection, United Kingdom

Exhibited

Colonial Fine Art Exhibition: Exhibition of Australian and New Zealand, American & Canadian Oil Paintings and Water Colour Drawing, Burlington Gallery, London, under the patronage of Sir Saul Samuel KCMG, between 1882-1886, cat. 93, titled A fine night for Possums (Phalangers)

Catalogue Note

The night-time possum-hunting scene was evidently a favourite subject.  Another version in oil is held in the National Gallery of Canada, while the National Library of Australia holds a Christmas card featuring the same composition in reverse, and with marginal decorations of possums and flowering gum trees.

Important Australian Art Including Selected International Works

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Melbourne