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  • Title
    Sir Joseph Banks, ca.1808-1809 / painted by Thomas Phillips
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  • Call number
    DG 25
    Status: On display – Paintings from the Collection, Room 2, West Wall, no. 117
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  • Issue Copy
  • Physical Description
    1 painting - oil, gilt framed, glass fronted - 141 x 110 cm. inside frame measuring 178 x 146 cm.
  • Source
    Presented by Sir William Dixson, 1929
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Creator died before 1955
    Please acknowledge: : Dixson Galleries, State Library of New South Wales
  • General note

    Unsigned. Undated. Titled from frame label
    This portrait was purchased by William Dixson in 1929 from Capt. Knatchbull-Hugessen. It was painted to the order of Don Jose de Mendoza y Rios, a Spanish scholar and FRS, as a presentation to Banks. An engraving by Schiavonetti was made from this. After Lady Banks' death the portrait came into the possession of the Knatchbull-Hugessen family. A replica of the portrait was painted for Mendoza and by him bequeathed to the Royal Society. A copy of the portrait was made to the order of Capt. Knatchbull-Hugessen in 1929. Royal permission for dedication of the Schiavonetti engraving of this protrait was granted July 1809. In the engraving Banks is holding a paper on the back of which are the words "The Bakerian lecture for 1808 by Humphrey Davy, FRS". Source: ML cat cards
    Notes on this portrait and other portraits by Phillips are at Pxn 171, 173, 174
    Photographic copy held at P2/57
    Digital order no:a051001
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