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  • Title
    Lt. Col. George Johnston, 1810 / watercolour portrait by R. Dighton
  • Creator
  • Call number
    ML 511
  • Level of description
  • Date

  • Type of material
  • Reference code
  • Issue Copy
  • Physical Description
    1 drawing - watercolour - 54.6 x 39.4 cm. inside mount; framed 69.8 x 54.6 cm.
  • Collection history
    "The Library holds a portrait of Robert Johnston also painted by Dighton in 1810 and it can be assumed that both portraits were commissioned as a pair. They are of similar size and have backgrounds appropriate to each man’s career - a naval ship for Robert and a military encampment for George. The paintings were intended as a commemoration of the Johnston family confirming their position in the higher levels of colonial society". -- Mitchell Correspondence File.
  • Access Conditions

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

    The painting is similar to those detailed below, but the background differs from that in each of the other paintings. The similar portraits are:
    a. Oil by H. R. Smith (ML 9)
    b. Reproduction of painting, held by Johnston's daughter, Mrs. Weston, in Historical Records of NSW, v.6, facing p.433
    Digital order no:a1528248
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    Signed and dated 'Dighton 1810' at lower left.
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