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Gregory Blaxland Esq. formerly of Brush Farm ... / portrait
Level of Description
Type of Material
Drawings : 1 pencil drawing in wooden frame with gilt slip and glass front ; 21 x 16.8 cm. (image) ; 34.5 x 29.5 cm. (frame)
Bequeathed by D.S. Mitchell, 1907
Access only by appointment with Pictures staff
Out of copyright - Artist died before 1955
Please acknowledge: - Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
Signatures / Inscriptions
Handwritten title beneath image, "Gregory Blaxland Esq. formerly of Brush Farm / Parramatta River, discoverer of the Blue Mountain Pass, / youngest brother of John Blaxland Esq. formerly of Newington / Kent England, late of Newington, Parramatta River"
The work is not signed or dated. Attached to the lower part of the frame is a bakelite label with black text, "Gregory Blaxland / 1778-1853. / Leader of the party that first / crossed the Blue Mountains, 1813." This label was removed, October 2010, and filed with the Restoration Report. A paper sticker with the number "143" is on the base of the frame. Provenance of item derived from a list of material that was deposited with the National Art Gallery (Art Gallery of N.S.W.), prior to the Mitchell Library's opening in 1910.
Blaxland, Gregory, 1778-1853
David Scott Mitchell Collection.
The Governor: Lachlan Macquarie, 1810 to 1821
Crossing the Blue Mountains
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