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  • Title
    [Mrs Celia Wills daughter of Mary Reibey, ca. 1820 - watercolour on ivory miniature]
  • Call number
    MIN 80
  • Level of description
  • Date

    ca. 1820 (dated from costume)
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
  • Issue Copy
  • Physical Description
    Drawings - 1 watercolour on ivory miniature in rectangular shaped wooden frame that bears carved design of leaves along sides and sun motifs in each corner, glass front, and metal stand pinned to backing sheet. - 8.9 x 6.8 cm. portrait, inside frame (sight) - 14.4 x 11.3 cm. (frame)

    Celia Reibey married Thomas Wills on 14 June 1822 in St Phillip's Church, Sydney. -- Reference: Mutch Index, FamilySearch, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Online Jan. 2004.
  • Scope and Content
    The female in this portrait wears evening attire that consists of a low-cut high waisted blue silk ball gown with short puff sleeves, chemise undergarment visible above lace trim at neckline, a tartan stole, and multiple strands of gold chains.
  • Access Conditions

    Access via appointment
  • General note

    Accompanying the portrait is a non-contemporaneous bakelite rectangular label with black print giving title and donor information.
    Handwritten in black ink on the back of frame, possibly by a Mitchell Library staff member, "Mrs. Celia Wills daughter of Mrs. Reibey presented to Mitchell Library by Mrs A.G. Foster Feb. 27 1925"
    The portrait has been re-mounted and framed at a later unknown date.
    Digital order no:a128654
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  • Exhibited in

    Reserve Bank: 50th Anniversary Exhibition - Currency Note Museum (16 December, 2009 - 30 March, 2010)
    Dead Central - State Library of New South Wales (May 2019 - May 2020). Applies to: Reproduction replaced MIN from 19th December 2019

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