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411681
  • Title
    [William Cox Senior, ca. 1797-1798 - miniature portrait]
  • Call number
    MIN 382
  • Level of description
    fonds
  • Date

    ca. 1797-1798
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    411681
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised
  • Physical Description
    Drawings - 1 watercolour on ivory, in gold oval shaped frame with glass front and loop at top for hanging. The reverse holds two locks of dark brown hair, bound with gold thread and seed pearl binding - and a translucent blue enamel reserve with seed pearl border and monogram "WC" in seed pearls; all on an opalescent glass ground over patterned foil with gold thread decoration. Stored in original red straight grained morocco fitted case with cream satin lining, hinge at center left, and metal hook and eyelet for fastening. ; 6 x 5 cm. (portrait, sight) 6.7 x 5.6 (frame) - 1.4 cm. (loop), 7.5 x 6.8 cm. (case)
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    William Cox joined the New South Wales Corps in 1797 as lieutenant and was appointed Paymaster before he left for Australia. He arrived in Sydney on 11 January 1800. In this portrait he is depicted in the uniform of the New South Wales Corps. -- Reference: Australian Dictionary of Biography, Vol.1, 1788-1850, Carlton, Vic.: Melbourne University Press, 1966
  • Source
    Purchased from Mrs Alison Cox, August 2000 This item has been 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

    Digital order no:Album ID : 823396
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