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Print
826186
  • Title
    Port Macquarie, ca. 1840 / by Joseph Backler
  • Creator
  • Call number
    ML 324
    Status: On display – Paintings from the Collection, Room 2, South Wall, no. 194
  • Level of description
    fonds
  • Date

    ca. 1840
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    826186
  • Issue Copy
    Copy print : ML 324
    Available on open access in the Mitchell Library Reading Room
  • Physical Description
    1 painting - oil - 61.9 x 93.4 cm, in frame 81 x 112 cm
  • Collection history
    The Public Library annual report of 1915-16 notes that "Two oil paintings of Port Macquarie, 1832-33", were presented by T. Dick, Esq.
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Artist died before 1955
    Please acknowledge:: Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    Unsigned; the painting was earlier attributed to Peacock. However comparison with a signed painting by Backler (Port Macquarie, ML 354) showed stylistic similarities suggesting they were by the same artist. Dated and titled from previous label (removed 1966 and filed in old labels file). Old label read 'Port Macquarie, 1833, G.E. Peacock. Presented by Thos. Dick, Esq. in memory of his parents'. This information probably came from donor, correspondence not traced.
  • Attributions / conjectures

    Attributed, until cleaned, January 1965, to George Edward Peacock.
  • Date note

    Dated from comparison with HC Allport drawings of Port Macquarie of 1839 (ML PXD 86), which show the town in a similar state of development to this oil.
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