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447286
  • Title
    Arrival of Burke & Wills at Flinders River 1861, 1862 / J. Greig
  • Creator
  • Call number
    ML 807
    Status: On display – Paintings from the Collection, Room 2, North Wall, no. 143
  • Level of description
    fonds
  • Date

    1862
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    447286
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised
  • Physical Description
    1 painting - oil - 89.6 x 131.6 cm. (image only); 120 x 156 cm. (incl. frame)
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Born ca. 1839 in Melbourne, Edward Jukes Greig exhibited oil paintings on historical and literary subjects in the Victorian Exhibition of Fine Arts between 1860 and 1864, when he moved to Sydney. He worked for a short time as principal cartoonist for Sydney Punch before his death in 1864. Reference: Kerr, J. (ed.), The Dictionary of Australian artists : painters, sketchers, photographers and engravers to 1870. Melbourne: OUP, 1992
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright:
    Please acknowledge:: Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • Description source

    Untitled. Titled on plaque attached to frame
  • General note

    "One of the few pictures, painted in the immediate aftermath of the expedition, showing the explorers triumphant rather than the circumstances surrounding their deaths. When Greig showed this picture in Melbourne late in 1862, the Age criticized him for straying `too far into the imaginative' by depicting Burke and Wills actually sighting the open sea." -- Bonyhady, T. Burke & Wills: from Melbourne to myth. Balmain: David Ell Press, 1991
    Digital order no:Album ID : 874530
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    Greig 1862 -- signed and dated at lower left
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