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[William Bligh, ca. 1814 - watercolour on ivory miniature]
Full title: [William Bligh, ca. 1814 - watercolour on ivory miniature]
Date: ca. 1814.
Call Numbers: MIN 53
Record Identifier: YRlZex2n
Formats: Pictures, Watercolours
Contents: Drawings - 6 x 5.1 cm - 1 watercolour on ivory miniature in oval gilt frame. The remains of a later, now broken, brooch pin is can be seen soldered to the frame. In reverse of miniature is encased hair and pressed gold letters WB[?]. The miniature sits in a mid-twentieth century, probaby Freeman Bros. Sydney, miniature case.
This miniature shows William Bligh in the uniform of either a Rear-Admiral or Vice-Admiral, ranks he achieved from 1814. However damage to it makes it impossible to accurately determine his rank. The miniature apparently sustained damage in the late nineteenth century when a previous owner, William Russell Bligh, left it in a bank cellar where it was 'infused by damp.' : see William Russell Bligh to F.M. Bladen 6 March 1898 ML MSS 155
Digital order no:a131007