Backler, Joseph 1815-1897 :Revd Samuel Marsden. First missionary to New Zealand. Born 1764. Died 1838. [Between 1833 and 1838 or later]
- 1832 - 1838
- Backler, Joseph, 1815-1895; Read, Richard, 1796-1862; Turnbull, Alexander Horsburgh, 1868-1918
Frontal head and shoulders portrait of Marsden in his clerical robes
Other Titles - Reverend Samuel Marsden. Born 1765.
Backler arrived in New South Wales aboard the convict ship "Portland" in 1832. This portrait may have been executed before Marsden's death in 1838, while Backler was employed by Major Thomas Mitchell as a draughtsman in Sydney. As it appears to be a copy of (Australian artist) Richard Read's 1833 watercolour portrait of Marsden (Ref. no. A-039-038) the copy may have been made later
Quantity: 1 oil(s).
Physical Description: Oil on canvas 757 x 626 mm (sight)
Provenance: Purchased by A. H. Turnbull from Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1 October 1907, for £105. Thought to be the first oil painting purchased by Turnbull.
- Access restrictions
- Partly restricted - Please use surrogate in place of original
- 1 oil(s), Works of art, Oil paintings, Portraits, Oil on canvas 757 x 626 mm (sight)
Click to request to view this item, access digital version (if available), and see more information.
Purchasing this Item
This item is available as a high resolution download. A request to buy an image can take up to 10 working days to approve. It will depend on copyright and how the image is going to be used.
If this item has multiple pages, or is several items attached to a single record, you can use this form to order your copy.
Using this Item
You can copy this item for personal use, share it, and post it on a blog or website. It cannot be used commercially without permission, please ask us for advice. If reproducing this item, please maintain the integrity of the image (i.e. don't crop, recolour or overprint it), and ensure the following credit accompanies it: