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413948
  • Title
    Item 01: Set of eight miniatures of Governor Macquarie and his family. ca. 1800-1820s
  • Call number
    P*92
  • Level of description
    file
  • Date

    ca. 1800-1820s
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    413948
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised
  • Physical Description
    Drawings - 8 miniature watercolour portraits on ivory, each encased in gold framed lockets (five of which have a lock of hair entwined in the back of the frames) - in oval mount 42.5 x 29 cm.
  • Scope and Content
    The set includes Governor Macquarie (middle left); his second wife Elizabeth (middle right); their son Lachlan (top right); Henrietta Arabella Meredith, a 'life-long friend' of Mrs Macquarie (centre); and possibly Jane Jarvis, the Governor's first wife (centre top).
  • Source
    From the bequest of Mrs D.F.S. Campbell, January, 1977
  • 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: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • General note

    Two gold coloured metal plaques attached to the centre of the mount briefly relate the history of Lachlan Macquarie and his son.
    Three of the sitters are identified as: "Gen. Macquarie", "Mrs. Macquarie", and "Lachlan Macquarie". A fourth has a non-contemporaneous label in blue biro that reads, "Henrietta A[?]abella Meredith. Aged 4 years. Life long friend of Mrs. Macquarie."
    The portraits of Governor Macquarie and his wife bear a close resemblance to other miniatures held in the Mitchell Library - see MIN 71, MIN 236, and MIN 70 and MIN 237 respectively.
    Digital order no:Album ID : 937153
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    None of the miniatures is signed. Dated approximately by age of the sitters.
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