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  • Title
    [Captain Frederick John Butts and a fellow officer of the 77th (East Middlesex) Regiment of Foot, Hyde Park, Sydney], 1858 / Joseph Fowles
  • Creator
  • Call number
    DG 251
    Status: On display – Paintings from the Collection, Room 3, North Wall, no. 269
  • Level of description
  • Date

  • Type of material
  • Reference code
  • Issue Copy
  • Physical Description
    1 painting - oil on canvas - 55 x 65 cm. inside frame 69.5 x 79.5 cm.
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Artist died before 1955.
    Please acknowledge:: Dixson Galleries, State Library of New South Wales
  • General note

    Signed and dated "J Fowles Syd 1858" at lower right. The first part of the date is damaged
    Titled from The Picture Gallery exhibition guide, Feb 1999
    The 77th Regiment of Foot, nicknamed the `Pot Hooks', arrived in Sydney on 26 September 1857, and was the second British Regiment to be stationed at Victoria Barracks, Paddington. The 77th was detailed for duty in Hong Kong, but was diverted to Calcutta to serve in the Indian Mutiny of April 1858. It is not know if Captain Butts was related to Mr Stephen Butts, the rider on the white horse in Macquarie Street, in Joseph Fowles' companion equestrian portrait (DG 251) -- Reference: The Picture Gallery exhibition guide, State Library of NSW, Feb 1999
    Notes on the identity of Captain Butts are filed at PXn 803
    Conservation funded by the Library Council of NSW, 1992
    Digital order no:Album ID : 874535
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    Colonel Butts -- in pencil on back of stretcher
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  • Place
  • Exhibited in

    The Picture Gallery 1 - State Library of New South Wales (15 February - 15 November, 1999)
    Equinity - State Library of New South Wales (October, 2007 - December, 2007)
    Paintings from the Collection - State Library of New South Wales (October, 2018 - )

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