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457603
  • Title
    [Chs. Tompson, Esqur. Clydesdale], 1836 / R. Read
  • Creator
  • Call number
    DG P2/55
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    1836
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    457603
  • Physical Description
    Drawings - 34 x 27 cm. - 1 watercolour
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Charles Tompson was convicted at Warwick, England, in March 1802. He arrived in Sydney in the Coromandel in May 1804, and for four years was employed in the office of Commissary Palmer. Later he kept a shop at the corner of Pitt and Hunter Streets and about 1819 bought a 700-acre (283 ha) farm, Clydesdale, near Windsor. He was the father of the poet Charles Tompson (1807-1883). He married Elizabeth Boggis in 1806 and after her death in March 1822 married Jane Armytage -- Source: Australian Dictionary of Biography (Online)
  • Source
    Purchased from Mr Ernest R. Lowe in 1965 Transferred from DG 389 in 1985 DG Pic.Acc.45
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Creator died before 1955
    Please acknowledge: : Dixson Galleries, State Library of New South Wales
  • General note

    Titled on back of work.
    This work was previously believed to be that of Charles Tompson, Jnr the poet. For notes on the identity of the sitter and copy of inscription on the back of portrait see PXn 142
    This portrait forms a pair with `Mrs Jane Tompson. Aged 42. / Clydesdale at DG P2/56
    Frame at F239
    Digital order no:a1528442
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    Signed and dated `Painted by R. Read 45 Pitt Street Sydney New South Wales, Novr. 1836' on back in ink.
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