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411350
  • Title
    Mrs Jane Tompson. Aged 42. / Clydesdale, 1836 / watercolour drawing by R. Read
  • Creator
  • Call number
    DG P2/56
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    1836
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    411350
  • Physical Description
    Drawings - 36.2 x 26.5 cm - 1 watercolour
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Jane Tompson (nee Armytage) was the second wife of emancipist Charles Tompson, Snr. whom she married on the 25th Aug.1822. They settled at Tompson's property at Clydesdale.
  • Source
    Purchased from Mr Ernest R. Lowe in 1965 Transferred from DG 390 in 1985 DG Pic.Acc.45
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Creator died before 1955
    Please acknowledge: : Dixson Galleries, State Library of New South Wales
  • General note

    Mrs Tompson's dress was once a rich blue, but the indigo pigment has faded to a light green.
    Backing sheet now destroyed had the inscription `This portrait was taken at the age of 42 1/2 years in January 1837'.
    Formerly thought to be the portrait of the wife of Charles Thompson the poet. See notes at PXn 142 establishing the sitter to be the stepmother of the poet.
    This portrait forms a pair with `Chs Tompson Esqr. Clydesdale' at DG P2/55
    Frame at F240
    Digital order no:a1528446
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    Titled on reverse & also inscribed "Painted by R. Read, 45 Pitt / Street Sydney New South Wales, / Novr. 1836"
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