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  • Title
    [Portrait of an unidentified man, on board ship], 1842 / watercolour by Edmund Edgar
  • Creator
  • Call number
    P2/472
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    1842
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    201966
  • Physical Description
    Drawings - 14.1 x 12.2 cm - 1 watercolour on card
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Edmund Edgar, also known as Eagar, and by the aliases Bults and Bult, was a painter, engraver, and lithographer. Prior to his transportation to Australia for robbery in 1825, Edgar had worked in London as a miniature painter. In Sydney, Edgar was assigned to Augustus Earle and helped on the production of lithographs.

    Reference:
    Dictionary of Australian Artists / by Joan Kerr. Melb, Vic : Oxford University Press, 1992.
  • Source
    Purchased Christie's London 25 September 2003, lot 482 This item has been preserved and digitised as part of the Nelson Meers Foundation Benefaction, 2002
  • Access Conditions

    Access to this pictures collection via appointment only. Please submit your request through Ask a Librarian
  • General note

    This portrait was offered previously at Sotheby's (London) 22 October 1986 lot 130
    Digital order no:a128535
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    Inscribed in pencil on reverse "Drawn by Edmund Edgar / Sydney New South Wales / April 1842"
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