Pencil Sketch by Frederick Bennett – Timber Bridge 1872

$85.00 AUD

Original Victorian  pencil sketch depicting a timber bridge over a rugged riverscrape

Back marked ‘Frederick Bennett 1872′

Signed ’10th August 1872 FBB’

15cm x 24cm

Fredrick B Bennett is an undocumented artist, which is surprising as he shows his skills in this sketch book. There is a Fredrick Bennett in the Melbourne art world. W.B. Bennett came to Melbourne in the gold rush years as a book seller and his son Frederick continued the business selling early manuscripts to the national gallery of Victoria, however no art by him is recorded. Other sketches by FBB attributed to the same Fredrick Bennett are all done in England, Switzerland and Austria, 1872-3 suggesting an artist traveling through on a Grand tour, it’s tempting to think this is the same .





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