Backler, Joseph 1815-1897 :Revd Samuel Marsden. First missionary to New Zealand. Born 1764. Died 1838. [Between 1833 and 1838 or later]

Backler, Joseph 1815-1897 :Revd Samuel Marsden. First missionary to New Zealand. Born 1764. Died 1838. [Between 1833 and 1838 or later]
Date
1832 - 1838
By
Backler, Joseph, 1815-1895; Read, Richard, 1796-1862; Turnbull, Alexander Horsburgh, 1868-1918
Ref
G-620
Description

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
Format
1 oil(s), Works of art, Oil paintings, Portraits, Oil on canvas 757 x 626 mm (sight)
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