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  • Title
    [Elizabeth Macquarie, ca. 1819 - watercolour on ivory miniature]
  • Call number
    MIN 237
  • Level of description
  • Date

    ca. 1819
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
  • Issue Copy
  • Physical Description
    1 drawing - ivory miniature in rectangular japanned wooden frame, black in colour with raised gold coloured inner edge decorated leaf pattern, rectangular glass front, and a metal clasp shaped like a leaf with two metal loops at centre top of frame to assist with hanging. - 8.3 x 6.6 cm. portrait, inside frame (sight) - 15 x 13.4 cm. (frame)

    Elizabeth Henrietta Campbell married Lachlan Macquarie in 1807.

    Australian Dictionary of Biography. Vol.2, 1788-1850. Carlton, Vic.: Melbourne University Press, 1967
  • Scope and Content
    The female in this portrait wears an Elizabethan revival style dress that is black with a fine white cotton ruff collar, and puffed sleeves with gold braid trim or armbands.
  • Access Conditions

    Access via appointment
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright:
    Please acknowledge:: Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • General note

    This portrait of Elizabeth Macquarie, along with two other miniatures of Macquarie family members (MIN 236 and MIN 238) were gifts from Lachlan Macquarie to Captain John Cliffe Watts, of the 46th Regiment, Macquaire's aide-de-camp from 1814-1819.
    A note on the provenance of this miniature is filed at PXn 52.

    The watercolour drawing is very similar in style and dress to a miniature portrait of Elizabeth Macquarie located at MIN 70.

    This frame is similar to those used for the miniatures of Lachlan Macquarie (MIN 236) and Lachlan Macquarie Junior (MIN 238).

    This item has been digitised as part of the Nelson Meers Foundation Benefaction, 2002.
    Digital order no:a128651
  • Name
  • Subject
  • Topic
  • Exhibited in

    Nelson Meers Foundation Heritage Collection - State Library of New South Wales (October - December 2004)
    The Governor: Lachlan Macquarie, 1810 to 1821 - State Library of New South Wales (July 2010 - October 2010)
    Treasures of Newcastle from the Macquarie Era - Newcastle Region Art Gallery (February, 2013 - May, 2013)

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