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  • Title
    [Philip Gidley and Anna Josepha King, and their children Elizabeth, Anna Maria and Phillip Parker] / watercolour portrait by Robert Dighton
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  • Call number
    ML 1244
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  • Physical Description
    1 drawing - watercolour - 23.5 x 34.5 cm
  • 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

    From left to right: Anna Josepha, Elizabeth, Anna Maria, Phillip Parker and Philip Gidley King
    Both Anna Maria and Phillip Parker King were born on Norfolk Island, Phillip in 1791 and Anna Maria in 1793.
    Robert Dighton painted this portrait of the King family in England in the year Philip, his wife Anna Josepha and their youngest child Elizabeth left for NSW, where King had been appointed Governor. The Kings did not see Anna Maria or Phillip Parker again, until 1807 when they returned to England from the colony.
    Dighton was regularly commissioned to paint portraits of military families. It appears to have been common practice for officers departing for overseas service to have a portrait painted. Family portraits are less common.
    Digital order no:a128201
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    Signed and dated at lower right "RD[as monogram]ighton 1799"
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  • Exhibited in

    King Family exhibition and reunion - Old Government House (Parramatta, N.S.W.) (7 October - 4 November, 2000)

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