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  • Title
    The mock trial ; [Scene inside Newgate Prison], 1812 / painted by Francis Greenway
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  • Date

    July - Aug. 1812
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  • Issue Copy
  • Physical Description
    2 paintings - oil on canvas, timber framed - 42.2 x 68.2 cm inside timber frame measuring 56.5 x 82.5 cm.
  • Scope and Content
    The works depict 2 scenes inside Newgate Prison, Bristol, where Francis Greenway awaited transportation for forgery in 1812
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Creator died before 1955
    Please acknowledge:: Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • General note

    ML 1002 titled from a handwritten inscription on a piece of paper found affixed to verso. This piece of paper later went missing, probably during restoration work in 1966 and well before the Library's acquisition of the painting in 1990
    Dated from inscriptions on verso
    Unsigned, however the paintings have been known to Greenway family members since the 1860s as Greenway's work. Betsy Greenway, great-great niece of Francis Greenway, inherited the paintings. She bequeathed them to her grandson Richard Young. He sold them to Professor Douglas Jones, from whom the Library purchased them. Comparison of the handwriting on verso with Greenway's shows the hands to be similar. Source: notes on ML file
    Further provenance, restoration & acquisition information held at Pxn 752
    Digital order no:Album ID : 846027
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    ""'The mock trial' by Francis Greenway / Newgate Prison, Bristol, 1812 Architect in Bristol & Sydney"" -- engraved on a plaque affixed to lower centre of frame (ML 1002)
    ""July 1812"" -- written in ink on back of canvas (ML 1003)
    ""August 1812"" -- written in ink on back of canvas (ML 1002)
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