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  • Title
    The late Sir Oswald Walters Brierly, R.W.S., Marine Painter to the Queen / [photographed by] Elliott & Fry [London]
  • Creator
  • Call number
    ML 130
  • Level of description
  • Date

    [ca. 1885]
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
  • Issue Copy
  • Physical Description
    1 photograph - platinum - image 14.7 x 10.3 cm., in frame 32 x 24 cm.

    Sir Oswald Brierly, born in England in 1817 arrived in Sydney in 1842 on the yacht Wanderer with Benjamin Boyd. He managed Boyd's whaling business at Twofold Bay until 1848 when he joined Captain Owen Stanley on HMS Rattlesnake to chart the Great Barrier Reef, the southern coast of New Guinea and the Louisiade Archipelago. He visited Australia again in 1868 during the Duke of Edinburgh's world cruise on HMS Galatea. Highly regarded in his lifetime as a marine artist and ethnographic draughtsman he was knighted by Queen Victoria in 1885. He was a member of the R.W.S. (Royal Watercolour Society). -- Curator's notes, August 2004

    Reference: Australian Dictionary of Biography. Vol.3, 1851-1890. Carlton, Vic. : Melbourne University Press, 1969.
  • Scope and Content
    Half length studio portrait
  • Access Conditions

    Access to this pictures collection via appointment only. Please submit your request through Ask a Librarian
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Created before 1955
    Please acknowledge:: Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • General note

    The firm of Elliott & Fry was founded in 1863 by Joseph John Elliott (1835-1903) and Clarence Edmund Fry, who opened their first premises at 55 Baker Street where they stayed at until 1886. -- For further information see National Portrait Gallery [London] http://www.npg.org.uk
    Digital order no:Album ID : 825689
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    "The late / Sir Oswald Walters Brierly R.W.S. / Marine Painter to the Queen" -- in ink on reverse of mount
    "Elliott & Fry" -- below image
    "Elliott & Fry / 55, Baker Street, W. / No. " -- stamped on reverse of mount
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  • Subject
  • Topic
  • Exhibited in

    Upon a painted ocean. Sir Oswald Brierly - State Library of New South Wales (18 October, 2004 - 6 February, 2005). Applies to: Portrait reproduced in exhibition guide
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