Robert DOWLING, The Reverend Henry Dowling Enlarge 1 /1


Essex, England 1827 – London, England 1886

  • Australia 1834-1857, 1884-1886

The Reverend Henry Dowling 1851-52 Title Notes: original frame
Place made: Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Materials & Technique: paintings, oil on board

Dimensions: 30.5 h x 25.5 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2009
Accession No: NGA 2009.604

The Reverend Henry Dowling (1780–1869) was the first Baptist minister and an influential and respected figure in the Colony of Tasmania. He encouraged his son to become a professional painter in 1850. Robert Dowling painted many versions of this portrait.

Robert Dowling: Tasmanian son of Empire
Exhibition extended label text 2010

Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra