Verso mount in blue ink: This portrait of Nellie Martha Ross (later Mrs Andrew Jensen) was painted by her father, Thomas Ross, & by Senor Nerli, together at Ravensbourne. She was 14 years old at the time. This would be about 1896. The same two men…
Lower right (l.r.) with brush: G.P. Nerli [monogram]; on mount with brush: One of New Zealand’s best known and most successful bowlers of all time. Arthur Hadfield Fisher, 1871-1961. Presented to Carisbrook Cricket Club by Thomas Richmond Fisher.
Subject once thought to be a view in Dunedin, but now thought, by Margaret Taylor, to be a street in Ballarat, Australia. Title taken from work exhibited in the New Zealand & South Seas Exhibition Dunedin, 1889-90. panel is from cigar box.
Lower right (l.r.) with brush: G.P. Nerli [monogram]; on card backing in pencil in different hands: The Quarry, Water of Leith. Woodhaugh Signt. G.P. Nerli Marquis of Nerli, Italy. Dunedin. £10.10.0. 4A.