[Rural scene with sheep]

Maker and role
Artist: Benjamin Branfill (b.1828, d.1899)
Production date
15 Feb 1898
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Painting with paper backing only. A sheep study.
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Media and materials
Composition = 120 h x 190 w
Composition = Height x Width (mm) = 120 x 190mm
Maker biography
BRANFILL, Col Benjamin Aylett 1828–1899
Lieut Col in the 10th Hussars and formerly Deputy Assistant Quartermaster General in Ireland: Squire of Upminster Hall, Sussex. Arrived Nelson in the 1880s and lived in Brook Valley: was instructor and critic to the Bishopdale Sketching Club, now the Nelson Suter Art Society, and did much for art in Nelson. Was one of the early trustees of the Suter Art Gallery. Listed as Nelson artist 1896–99, Wise's. Exhibited with Fine Arts Assoc. Wtn 1883, 1884, with NZ Academy of Fine Arts Wtn 1890–97, and NZ Industrial Ex. Wtn 1885. Represented in Suter.

Source Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook
BRANFILL, Col Benjamin Aylett 1828–1899
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B.A. Branfill (1828 - 1899). [Rural scene with sheep], 15 February 1898. Watercolour. Nelson Provincial Museum, Bett Loan Collection: AC303

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