Girolamo Nerli1863 - 1926 Beach scene, Ricketts Point 1888
- oil on wood panel
With Italian fellow-artist Ugo Catani, Nerli travelled from Italy, visiting Madagascar, Mauritius and Bourbon before arriving in Melbourne in November 1885. He shared a studio in Collins Street with Catani and Artur Loureiro for almost a year before moving to Sydney. He joined the sketch club attached to the Art Society of New South Wales where, in 1887-88, he probably met Charles Conder. Conder's friend and colleague Arthur Streeton considered that Conder was much influenced by 'the brilliant Nerli' whose example thus assumes a special significance for Australian art at this time, though the gifted Conder soon surpassed Nerli.
Source: Australian National University https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/zz3oCp81VzTnNWGXiD3G1Xy?domain=adb.anu.edu.au