[Mounted police with miners and Aborigines, Tooloom, New South Wales], 1860 / by Conrad Wagner

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[Mounted police with miners and Aborigines, Tooloom, New South Wales], 1860 / by Conrad Wagner

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SSV/149

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1JkPARDY

[Mounted police with miners and Aborigines, Tooloom, New South Wales], 1860 / by Conrad Wagner

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[Mounted police with miners and Aborigines, Tooloom, New South Wales], 1860 / by Conrad Wagner

Full title

[Mounted police with miners and Aborigines, Tooloom, New South Wales], 1860 / by Conrad Wagner

Date

1860

Call Numbers

SSV/149

Record Identifier

1JkPARDY
Physical Description

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1 watercolour - 22 x 28 cm. - on paper

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SCOPE AND CONTENTS

Contents

Depicts three uniformed men on horseback, one in conversation with two men, probably gold miners, one of whom is handing a piece of paper to the officer on horseback. In the mid-distance are three Aboriginal men (probably Githabul) engaged in a separate activity, wearing European trousers, one holding an upright spear. A timber hut and tents are d...

ALTERNATIVE TITLES

Full title

[Mounted police with miners and Aborigines, Tooloom, New South Wales], 1860 / by Conrad Wagner

Variant title

Titled at auction in 2017 'Mounted Police with Settlers and Aborigines, Tooloom, N.S.W., 1860'. Title amended in February 2022 to reflect that some of the figures in the work are probably miners.

AUTHORS, ARTISTS AND CONTRIBUTORS

NOTES

Signature / Inscriptions

Inscribed verso of watercolour 'From Glen / to dearest Gracey. / Sydney 6th May 1861' and 'Pensez à votre / très attache / C. Wagner / Tooloom October 30th 1860'. This latter inscription is crossed out.

CONTEXTUAL INFORMATION

Source

Purchased from Deutscher & Hackett, Important Australian and International Fine Art + Important Indigenous Art, Melbourne, 29 November 2017, Lot No. 20.

Administrative / Biographical history

Conrad Wagner was a German born painter and photographer, arriving in Australia in 1856 and settling in Grafton on the Clarence River, New South Wales. For ten years from the early 1860s, Wagner worked at a studio in Grafton, advertising carte-de-visites and portraits. Wagner moved to Glen Innes around 1872 where he continued to maintain an interes...

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SSV/149

Record Identifier

1JkPARDY

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9588582

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