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  • Title
    Martha Hogg and her son Samuel Nisbet Hogg / watercolour portrait by William Nicholas
  • Creator
  • Call number
    ML 1196
  • Level of description
  • Date

  • Type of material
  • Reference code
  • Issue Copy
  • Physical Description
    1 drawing - pencil and watercolour (very faded) on card - in original wood frame ; 26.7 x 20 cm
  • Source
    Presented March 1999
  • Access Conditions

    Access to this pictures collection via appointment only. Please submit your request through Ask a Librarian
  • Copying Conditions
    Copyright status:: Artist died before 1955
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • General note

    During an earlier restoration by the donor a lengthy 1900 inscription was removed and destroyed by the restorer, but re-transcribed (which led to some errors and spelling mistakes) and photographed. It reads "This picture is presented to dear little Owen by his affectionate Father on Chrismas-day [sic] 1900. It represents Father when younger than Owen now is, and his Father's Mother as a young woman, by whom the picture is believed to have been painted about the year 1851. His Grandmother was a Miss Martha Crook, daugher of Revd Samuel Pascoe Crook, - a cotemporary [sic] of Bishop Marsden and a fellow worker with him in the very early days of Australia. She was born in Jamieson Street, Sydney, and married Thomas Alexander Hogg, Surgeon in the East India Company's service, who retired in 1848 - or a few years later - and practised his profession as a Medical-Man in and about Sydney for many years. He died in his 86th year at Darlington Newtown Road Sydney. Owen's Grandfather - Thomas Alexander Hogg - was born in August 1801 at Rozetta near Alexandria, Egypt. He was a Scotch [sic]. Owen's Great Grandfather was in the British Army in Egypt and in India. S.N. Hogg Bank New South Wales / Balmain 26 Dec 1900

    Owen Hogg was the father of the donor.

    The inscription is in error in suggesting that the portrait was painted by Martha Hogg.
    Information about Thomas Hogg, the husband of Martha and father of Samuel, is at PXn 922
    Colour transparency digitised 1999
    Digital order no:p2_00085
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    Signed and dated in pencil at lower right "William Nicholas / 1852"
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