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PAINTING: 'A DAY AT MOSMANS BAY', WILLIAM FREDERICK STUART

Overview

Image: View of Mosman Bay's rocky foreshore with the well forested cliff forming the backdrop in this oil painting. A blonde woman in a cream bathing costume seated on a rock is the centrepiece. Behind her to the left is a smaller figure of a girl in a dark pink swimming costume and white bathing cap and beyond is a motor boat and a dinghy being rowed by two boys (?). A boat shed is visible at the water's edge. Two men are walking in the shallow water in the lower right hand corner of the picture.

This painting hung in Subiaco Senior Citizens Centre dining room together with other paintings by W.F. Stuart.

Signature: Signed 'WF Stuart' in the bottom left hand corner and his name and address are printed in ink and pencil on the reverse, also this caption: "A Day at Mosman Bay W.A.".

Frame: The title is printed on a little wooden plaque at the lower centre of the ornate gold painted frame.

Reverse: Presented to Elderly Citizens Centre WA 1.1.'69 by W.F. Stuart.

Historical information

On 16 November 1993 the Subiaco Senior Citizens Centre Board of Management agreed to donate six paintings by W.F. Stuart to the Subiaco Museum as they were interesting from an historical sense. The painting had previously been donated by the artist to the SSCC in 1969, where they were hung in the dining room.

Details

Details

Registration number
cwa-org-43-1994.21
Item type
Width
1205 mm
Height or length
1055 mm
Inscriptions and markings

WILLIAM FREDERICK STUART

Place made
Western Australia
Statement of significance

This painting is significant as the work of a Subiaco resident, and for its long term display in the Subiaco Senior Citizens Centre dining room.

Aesthetic: Historic: Social: Representativeness: Provenance: Rarity: Condition: Interpretive:

Primary significance criteria
Historic significance
Artistic or aesthetic significance
Social or spiritual significance
Comparative significance criteria
Well provenanced
Subiaco Museum

Subiaco Museum

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