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  • Title
    Vice-Admiral John Hunter, second Governor of NSW 1795-1800 / painted ca 1813, by William Mineard Bennett
  • Call number
    DG 394
  • Level of description
    fonds
  • Date

    1813 or 1815
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    430430
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised
  • Physical Description
    1 painting - visible image 74 x 62 cm., in frame 77 x 64 cm. - oil on canvas in gilt wooden frame
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    John Hunter arrived in Australia in the First Fleet as second Captain of the Sirius under Governor Phillip. He succeeded Phillip as Governor of NSW from 1795-1800. Hunter was a noted naval officer who did much of the original survey of Sydney Harbour.
  • Source
    Purchased June 1960
  • 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: : Dixson Galleries, State Library of New South Wales
  • General note

    Signed and dated at lower right-hand side (last digit of date obscured).

    A note on the history and purchase of the portrait, copies of 2 letters by Mrs W.A. Griffiths, mother of the previous owner, Captain G.B.K. Griffiths, and a photocopy of a photograph of the portrait (possibly one of those taken in 1948) are filed at Picture Source File - DG Pic.Acc.88

    Hunter's portrait was bequeathed by Hunter's niece Christian Maude [?] to her nephew Charles Maule Kerr, merchant of Leith, left by his will to his widow and after her death to pass to his nephew Captain George Kerr.

    Reference:
    Bonwick Transcripts, Biography, pp.668-9, A2000.

    George Cochrane Kerr bequeathed the inherited portrait to his daughter Mrs W.A. Griffiths.

    Reference:
    Some notes on the family of Admiral John Hunter, A 3102
    Digital order no:Album ID : 843723
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