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Portrait of Governor Macquarie by an unknown artist, related to that hanging in Windsor Court House in 1966 / probably after Read, Senior
Full title: Portrait of Governor Macquarie by an unknown artist, related to that hanging in Windsor Court House in 1966 / probably after Read, Senior
Author/creator: Read, Richard, approximately 1765-1827?.
Date: No date.
Call Numbers: DL 11
Record Identifier: 1JkmmZxY
Formats: Pictures, Paintings
Contents: 1 painting - outside measurement of stretcher 48 x 38.2 cm - oil on hand-woven canvas
Stretched and framed in a plain heavy wooden frame blackened.
The painting itself is very amateurish and looks like a copy.
This is an oil painting on a hand-woven canvas of the period 1810-1820, prepared in a very amateurish way with gesso which has formed a thick and brittle layer visible at one spot where the paint layer is damaged.
According to M. H. Ellis', 'Lachlan Macquarie', pp.591-593, the portrait in Windsor Court House cannot be of Macquarie.
For notes on the Macquarie portraits, including a note on the provenance of this portrait see notes at DL 11n (another copy at PXn 93).
Mr Ellis examined DL 10 and DL 11 on 6 Nov. 1964 and said they were not the experimental sketches he had seen at Sir William's home in 1949, which from memory were about 10 x 12 in. oils on wood, unframed and looked like 2 studies from 2 different angles. DL 10 and DL 11 however, seem to agree with the description of the 'sketches' he gives on p. 527 of his book.