Item 04: Portrait of Sarah Scarvell, nee Redmond, 1855 / oil painting by Richard Noble

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Item 04: Portrait of Sarah Scarvell, nee Redmond, 1855 / oil painting by Richard Noble

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ML 1251 , Status: On display – Paintings from the Collection, Room 3, East Wall, no. 297

Record identifier

1bGdlwbY

Item 04: Portrait of Sarah Scarvell, nee Redmond, 1855 / oil painting by Richard Noble

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Item 04: Portrait of Sarah Scarvell, nee Redmond, 1855 / oil painting by Richard Noble

Full title

Item 04: Portrait of Sarah Scarvell, nee Redmond, 1855 / oil painting by Richard Noble

Date

1855

Call Numbers

ML 1251 , Status: On display – Paintings from the Collection, Room 3, East Wall, no. 297

Record Identifier

1bGdlwbY

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Physical Description

Contents

1 painting - visible image 73.3 x 60.8 cm, in frame 93.3 x 81.0 cm - oil

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Copying Conditions

Out of copyright : Artist died before 1995.

Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales

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SCOPE AND CONTENTS

Contents

A framed portrait of Sarah Scarvell, nee Redmond, showing her face and upper body. Her left hand rests on an open book and she is dressed in a dark two-piece dress with a broderie anglaise and lace under-bodice. The front panel of the under-bodice is attached at the neck with a diamond brooch

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Full title

Item 04: Portrait of Sarah Scarvell, nee Redmond, 1855 / oil painting by Richard Noble

AUTHORS, ARTISTS AND CONTRIBUTORS

NOTES

General note

Digital order no:Album ID : 923832

Signature / Inscriptions

Signed and dated 'Richd. Noble 1855' at bottom right of portrait

Conservation note

Wooden frame, which matches the frame of the portrait of John Larking Scarvell (ML 1250), has been over-painted. Unclear if it is the original frame.

CONTEXTUAL INFORMATION

Source

Acquired from a branch of the Scarvell family, June 2010.

Exhibited in

Paintings from the Collection

Administrative / Biographical history

Sarah Scarvell, nee Redmond (1809-1873), was born in Sydney, N.S.W., the second daughter of emancipists Edward Redmond (1766?-1840) and Winefred Redmond, nee Dowling (1775?-1861). Winefred married Edward Redmond, her second husband, in 1811. They had two daughters, Mary (b. 1807) and Sarah. Winefred's son from her first marriage Jean de Riveau (b. 1803) became known as John Redmond.

Sarah married Captain John Larking Scarvell (1791-1861) at St James's Church, Sydney, in March 1828. It was the second marriage for Captain Scarvell. His first wife, Isabella (nee Campbell), had died at sea and was buried in St Philip's Church, Sydney, in January 1828. Captain Scarvell retired from the East India Company shortly after his marriage to Sarah and they resided at Clare House (Killarney), in Oakville, N.S.W.. They had ten children, of whom eight survived infancy.

In 1855 John Scarvell commissioned artist Richard Noble to paint individual portraits of his family. Over the course of the year while residing at Clare House, Noble completed portraits of Sarah and John Larking Scarvell (ML 1250), and the six eldest Scarvell children: John Redmond Barnes (1830-1855) (ML 1194); Sidney (1832-1875); George (1834-1877); Edward Augustus (1835-1883); Sarah Winefred Isabella Mary (1837-1929) (ML 1339); and Elizabeth Mary (1840-1907) (ML 1195).

Sarah Scarvell died in July 1873 at her residence Leswell, in Edgecliff Road, aged 64 years.

References:
Home was here / Mary Lang. Sydney : Library of Australian History, 1987.
The Sydney Morning Herald, 28 July 1873. Accessed on Trove at http://www.trove.nla.gov.au/ on 19 November 2010
Library correspondence file...

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Call Numbers

ML 1251 , Status: On display – Paintings from the Collection, Room 3, East Wall, no. 297

Record Identifier

1bGdlwbY

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Reference code

910328

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