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447339
  • Title
    Jane Elizabeth Blaxland, [ca.1841?]
  • Call number
    ML 446
    Status: On display – Paintings from the Collection, Room 3, East Wall, no. 285
  • Level of description
    fonds
  • Date

    [ca. 1841?] Blaxland mourning dress possibly acknowledges the death of her brother, John, in June 1840
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    447339
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised
  • Physical Description
    1 painting - oil on wood, plantation timber frame with gilt paint on front - image 59 x 48 cm. in frame 65 x 55 cm.
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Artist died before 1955
    Please acknowledge:: Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • Description source

    Titled from original inscription on reverse
  • General note

    A letter from Sally Blaxland of Bromley, Kent, England, to Harriott Blaxland, of Newington, Silverwater, N.S.W., 27 September 1844, refers to a portrait of Jane. In the letter Sally Blaxland writes "I think your next letters will tell us your opinion of dearest Jane's portrait."

    Reference:
    Information supplied by Peter Cuffley, April 2013
    Library correspondence file. ML13/110

    Blaxland died in England on 15 March 1843: Australasian Chronicle, 9 August 1843, p.3.

    Blaxland is possibly dressed in mourning, acknowledging the death of her brother John in 1840. Blaxland left Sydney for England on board the Kelso on 24 March 1841
    Digital order no:a928729
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    "Jane Elizabeth, spinster, 3rd dau[ghter] of John / Blaxland of Newington Kent England, born & died / there. Born 1806, daughter of Harriett Mary Blaxland / [?] of above Newington Kent England & Newington" -- original handwritten inscription on reverse
    "Aunt Jane / 3[rd] daughter of Grandpappa / Blaxland of Newington / late of Newington Kent" -- original handwritten inscription on reverse
  • Date note

    Undated. Date approximated from age of sitter
  • Conservation note

    Conserved & reframed, 2006
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