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63415
  • Title
    [Portrait Lieutenant Charles Robert Grimes, 50th Regiment] / watercolour drawing by R. Read, Sydney, 1840
  • Creator
  • Call number
    P2/397
  • Level of description
    item
  • Date

    1840
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    63415
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised
  • Physical Description
    1 drawing - 27.2 x 21.3 cm. - watercolour and pencil
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Lieutenant Charles Robert Grimes, 50th Regiment, served with the regiment in Australia from 23 March 1839. He was killed in action at Sobraon 10 February 1846, aged 25.

    Reference:
    50th (Queen’s Own) Regiment Campaign on the Sudlej 1845-1846. http://www.sputtr.com/canterbury+cathedral (accessed 5 July 2013)
  • Source
    Presented by Elizabeth Prosser, 1993
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Artist died before 1955
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • General note

    Presented by a descendant of a god-daughter of Cassandra Joynes, the daughter of Charles Grimes, 1772-1858, Deputy-Surveyor of New South Wales. The donor's great aunt, Miss C. Homewood, presented the Library with other Grimes family portraits in 1951.
    Digital order no:a4906001
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    R. Read Pinxt Sydney 1840 -- at lower left
    "Painted by R. Read 27 Pitt Street Sydney New South Wales. Lieut. C. R. Grimes 50 Regt." -- on reverse of drawing
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