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404667
  • Title
    [Captain John Piper, ca. 1826 / oil painting by Augustus Earle]
  • Creator
  • Call number
    ML 6
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    ca. 1826
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    404667
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised
  • Physical Description
    1 painting - 192.5 x 120.5 cm - oil on canvas, housed in late 1980s reproduction frame
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    John Piper, military officer and public servant, was born in 1773 in Scotland. He arrived in Sydney in 1792 to serve as an ensign in the New South Wales Corps before transferring to Norfolk Island (1793-1795). In 1795 John Piper returned to the mainland being promoted to lieutenant and was appointed Captain in 1800. Piper served a second term on Norfolk Island from 1804-1810.

    Reference:
    Australian Dictionary of Biography. Vol.2, 1788-1850. Carlton, Vic.: Melbourne University Press, 1967
  • Source
    Presented by Mrs B. Dale (nee Cox) & Mr R. H. Cox, grandchildren of John Piper, in 1921.
  • Access Conditions

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

    The work was stated as being by Earle when shown at the Society of Fine Arts Australian exhibition in 1847 (see PXn 316).

    Reference:
    Sydney Morning Herald, 7 July 1847, p.3, column 1
    Digital order no:Album ID : 1063825
  • Name
  • Subject
  • Topic
  • Place
  • Exhibited in
    Faces of Australia: image, reality and the portrait.
    The Picture Gallery 1
    Private Lives: Families of N.S.W.
    For Auld Lang Syne: Images of Scottish Australia from First Fleet to Federation

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