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446134
  • Title
    Thomas Bock - Sketches of Tasmanian Bushrangers, ca. 1823 - 1843
  • Creator
  • Call number
    DL PX 5
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    ca. 1823 - 1843
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    446134
  • Physical Description
    Albums - 1 lithograph?; 5 printed cards ; 31.5 x 25.5 x 0.5 cm. - 26 pencil drawings
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Thomas Bock, portrait painter, engraver and photographer was born in England in 1790. He arrived in Hobart in 1824 as a convict having been sentenced to 14 years transportation for 'administering drugs to procure an abortion'. He built up a reputation as a portrait painter and engraver and in 1832 was granted a free pardon. He is well known for a series of portraits of indigenous Tasmanians and also for the series of sketches he did of condemned prisoners both before and after their executions. He died in 1855.
  • Scope and Content
    The album is bound in black leather tooled in blind and gold. There are 26 ff. in the volume. One sketch (f.14) has an unfinished sketch of three men sitting at a table on the reverse. Some of the titles appear to overwrite earlier titles, and one (f.10) replaces the same title that has been erased and is still visble. Titles for f.9 and f.18 are in a different hand, and the titles for ff.8, 13, 22-26 may be in a third hand. Measurements are taken from inside the mounts.
    [i] Bookplate of Sir William Dixson
    f.1 [Business cards of Thomas Bock (2) and Alfred Bock (3)]
    f.2 [Portrait of a man]. 6.3 x 5.2 cm.
    f.3 Martin Cash. 14.3 x 10.9 cm.
    f.4 Martin Cash. 21 x 15.3 cm.
    f.5 Dunn. 20.8 x 15 cm.
    f.6 Charles Routley. 20.8 x 15.1 cm.
    f.7 Matthew Brady [and] Patrick Bryant. 20.7 x 15 cm.
    f.8 James McCabe Matthew Brady Patrick Bryant. 15.1 x 20.6 cm.
    f.9 Thomas Jeffries / on Trial for the Robbery / at Mr Railton's [and] John Perry. 20.7 x 15.2 cm.
    f.10 William Brown. 21 x 15.3 cm.
    f.11 Samuel Hodgetts. 21 x 15.4 cm.
    f.12 Samuel Hodgetts drawn by Bock. Lithograph, 19.2 x 13.2
    f.13 James Goodwin Dunn Saml Hodgetts Wm Tilley 15.1 x 20.7 cm.
    f.14 James Goodwin. 18.5 x 12.1 cm.
    f.14a [Unfinished sketch of three men seated at a table]. 12.2 x 18.1 cm.
    f.15. William Tilly [and] James Goodwin. 20.9 x 15.1 cm.
    f.16 John Gregory. 20.7 x 15.2 cm.
    f.17 James MacKenney. 20.8 x 15.3 cm.
    f.18 Thomas Jeffries: on Trial for the Murder of / Mr Tibbs' Infant. 20.9 x 15.2 cm.
    f.19. John Thompson / Murder. 20.8 x 15.2 cm.
    f.20 Charles Routley. 15.1 x 20.9 cm.
    f.21 Charles Routley [his skull]. 15.2 x 20.7 cm.
    f.22 James Mccabe Executed Jany. 6th 1826. 15.1 x 20.7 cm.
    f.23 Jonas Dobson Executed 1825 for the Murder of an overseer. 15.1 x 20.7 cm.
    f.24 John Godliman. Execd. for the Murder of Mr Pike's Shepherd. 15.1 x 20.6 cm.
    f.25 - Pearce Execd. for the Murder of - Cox. 15.3 x 20.8 cm.
    f.26 Alexander Pearce executed for the Murder of a Man named Cox at Macquarie Harbour. 16.2 x 21.1 cm.
  • Source
    Sir William Dixson bequest, 1952
  • General note

    Digital order no:Album ID : 824222
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