Richard H Shaw
30 cm x 41 cm
Watercolour and Gum Arabic on paper
A brilliant work depicting a South Australia nocturnal Corroboree scene.
Signed on the lower right.
Housed in a gilt frame, within a lined mount.
There is a related work in the Art Gallery of South Australia titled “South Australia Blacks in Full War Dress”
Other artwork by Richard Shaw
Watercolorist and landscape painter, Shaw predominantly painted indigenous Australians from South Australia in their landscape. His work was exhibited at the local Chamber of Manufactures and many local Adelaide exhibitions. He also painted theatre sets. His primary place of residence was in Glenelg, then Port Lincoln. He died in poverty at the age of 63 leaving behind two daughters.
Three of his famous paintings reside in the Art Gallery Of South Australia: South Australian Indigenous Men in Full War Dress, Kaurna Corroboree Near Burnside, and Greenhill Road, Hazelwood Park. All undated watercolours. many of his works are from the 1870s-1890s.