John Dunmore Lang / Joseph Backler

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Record title

John Dunmore Lang / Joseph Backler

Call numbers

ML 18

Record identifier

94Rx6z61

John Dunmore Lang / Joseph Backler

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John Dunmore Lang / Joseph Backler

Full title

John Dunmore Lang / Joseph Backler

Date

approximately 1850

Call Numbers

ML 18

Record Identifier

94Rx6z61

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Physical Description

Contents

1 painting - 76.5 x 63.5 cm - oil
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Fonds

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Out of copyright

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

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Full title

John Dunmore Lang / Joseph Backler

AUTHORS, ARTISTS AND CONTRIBUTORS

NOTES

General note

This portrait has been in the Library since at least 1944, when it was published in the Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society, vol.30, 1944 p.235 Approximately dated between the time Backler is known to have worked as a portrait painter and the date of John Dunmore Lang's death. See -- Dictionary of Australian Artists / by Joan Kerr. M...

Signature / Inscriptions

Signed at lower right, "J. Backler"
Titled from plaque attached to lower edge of frame.

CONTEXTUAL INFORMATION

Exhibited in

The Picture Gallery 2: Backler & friends - aspects of portraiture in colonial Sydney

Administrative / Biographical history

Presbyterian minister John Dunmore Lang (1799-1878) was a dominating figure in colonial society. A radical, republican, newspaper proprietor, minister and politician, Lang's controversial social and political battles earned him respect and vituperation in equal measure. Lang, adept at self-promotion, sat for many Sydney portrait painters. The circ...

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PRIMARY IDENTIFIERS

Call Numbers

ML 18

Record Identifier

94Rx6z61

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https://collection.sl.nsw.gov.au/record/94Rx6z61

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Reference code

403940

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