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  • Title
    Item 02: [Aborigines fishing by torchlight, ca. 1853]
  • Call number
    ML 1454
    Status: On display – Paintings from the Collection, Room 2, East Wall, no. 170
  • Level of description
  • Date

  • Type of material
  • Reference code
  • Issue Copy
  • Physical Description
    1 painting - oil on board - visible image 33.8 x 40.2 cm., in frame 38.5 x 48.5
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Artist died before 1955
    Please acknowledge:: Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • Description source

    Work is untitled
  • General note

    Housed in original plaster gilt frame with timber inlay painted gold
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    Signed on verso: T. Balcombe
    Pasted on back of frame: Handwritten and typescript clippings of biographical notes on Thomas Balcombe and obituary of Mrs Balcombe ; framing label of Winsor & Newtown, London ; Menzie's auction sticker, 2015 ; '23782'
  • Conservation note

    Work in good condition. Fine drying cracks across surface of paint, with isolated areas of cracks in lower right-hand quadrant. Minor wear to gilding on frame.
  • Exhibited in

    Paintings from the Collection - State Library of New South Wales (2018)
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