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423928
  • Title
    Governor Charles Augustus FitzRoy, ca. 1855 / oil painting by Henry Robinson Smith
  • Creator
  • Call number
    ML 159
    Status: On display – Paintings from the Collection, Room 2, North Wall, no. 156
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    ca. 1855
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    423928
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised
  • Physical Description
    1 painting - 127 x 100.3 cm. - oil
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Sir Charles Augustus FitzRoy was the tenth governor of New South Wales. During his term (1846-1855), FitzRoy was faced with the problems posed by gold discoveries, which were unprecedented in British colonial experience.

    Reference:
    Australian Dictionary of Biography. Vol.1, 1788-1850. Carlton, Vic.: Melbourne University Press, 1966
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Artist died before 1955.
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • General note

    This portrait was painted a year after Governor FitzRoy received his knighthood. The medal of Knight Commander of the Bath (KCB) is displayed prominently on a scarlet ribbon that hangs around FitzRoy's neck.
    Date source: The dictionary of Australian artists / ed. Joan Kerr. Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1992
    This painting appears to be based on a daguerreotype photograph of Sir Charles A. FitzRoy with his aide-de-camp, ca. 1851, reproduced in Sierp, A., Colonial life in Tasmania : fifty years of photography, 1855-1905. Adelaide : Rigby, 1976. It is not known where the daguerreotype is held.
    Digital order no:a128371
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    H R Smith -- painted at lower left
  • Date note

    Dated from Fitzroy's tenure as Governor of New South Wales
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