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Bush Hut, circa 1880
The Farmhouse 1875
Botanical Studies (Lobelia Gibbosa, Isotoma Axillaris, Prostanthera Walteri, Stylidium Graminifolium)

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Works on Paper
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Born in England in 1831, Elizabeth Parsons studied in England and Paris. A painter and teacher, she and her family emigrated to Australia in 1870, settling in Melbourne. She exhibited her watercolours and oil landscapes with the Victorian Academy of Arts, the Art Society of New South Wales and the Australian Artists Association.

In our database, 42 works by Elizabeth Parsons are listed as being offered for sale, the earliest in 1983, of which 27 (64%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $30,550 for Two Volumes of Watercolours and Drawings c. 1858-88 sold by Deutscher~Menzies in August 2001. No works have been offered for sale this year, and the last sale we have recorded for the artist was in 2022. Works by Elizabeth Parsons are held by the Geelong Gallery, National Gallery of Australia and a further two major public national galleries (see list below).

Elizabeth Parsons is listed in the following standard biographical references:

  • McCulloch, Alan McCulloch, Susan McCulloch, Emily McCulloch-Childs. The New McCulloch's Encyclopedia of Australian Art. 4th Edition, Aus Art Melbourne & The Miegunyah Press, 2006. Page 760
  • Campbell, Jean. Australian Watercolour Painters: 1780 to the Present Day. Craftsman House, Sydney, 1989. Page 351
  • Dictionary of Australian Artists Online, an online resource for biographical data about Australian artists, designers, craftspeople and curators.
  • Australian Prints + Printmaking, a database listing printmaking artists from Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific region based on the print collection of the National Gallery of Australia.

Artists' Resale Royalty

Could the second and subsequent works by this artist sold after June 9, 2010 for over $1,000 be liable for the Artists' Resale Royalty? More info…

No, ineligible. The artist has been deceased for more than 70 years.

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