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404871
  • Title
    [James Macarthur, ca. 1820 - watercolour on ivory miniature]
  • Call number
    MIN 67
  • Level of description
    fonds
  • Date

    ca. 1820 (dated by costume)
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    404871
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised
  • Physical Description
    Drawings - 1 watercolour on ivory miniature encased in oval shaped gold frame with incised decorative inner border around glass front. The back of the frame is gold and deeply set. At the centre top is a loop for hanging. - 6.4 x 5 cm. portrait, inside frame (sight) - 7.9 x 6.7 cm. (frame), 0.6 cm. (loop)
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    James Macarthur, fourth child of John and Elizabeth, was a landowner and politican, who was a member of the Legislative Council of New South Wales. Macarthur was extensively involved in sheep breeding and had excellent knowledge of the international wool market. -- Reference: Australian Dictionary of Biography. Vol.2, 1788-1850. Carlton, Vic.: Melbourne University Press, 1967
  • Scope and Content
    The male in this portrait is dressed in a a double breasted black wool jacket with a knotched lapel, blue-black satin waistcoast with stand collar, a white shirt with a wing-collar, and a gauffered cravat.
  • Access Conditions

    Access to this pictures collection via appointment only. Please submit your request through Ask a Librarian
  • General note

    Digital order no:a128656
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    Paper label on reverse of frame, "Show Case / James Mac- / Arthur / 1798-1867"
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