Dale FRANK, In 1840 Larnach had a brush with bushrangers known as Jewboy's Gang. 'Jewboy together with Marshall, Shea and Chitty were on the road between Maitland and Singleton, not far from the present-day town of Branxton. At eight in the morning they came across two prosperous settlers named Larnach and Barker traveling towards Maitland. Floggings had become an almost daily occurrence under John Larnach's supervision, rations were poor and conditions unbearable. Larnach was riding a horse and Mr. Barker was in a gig. Two of the bushrangers approached each man, and ordered them to stand. Larnach was struck by one of the gang with the butt of a gun, and he returned the compliment with his whip. Larnach then spurred his horse and rode off at a furious pace... Enlarge 1 /1

Dale FRANK

Singleton, New South Wales, Australia born 1959

  • Has lived for periods in USA, Austria, The Netherlands, Italy, UK

In 1840 Larnach had a brush with bushrangers known as Jewboy's Gang. 'Jewboy together with Marshall, Shea and Chitty were on the road between Maitland and Singleton, not far from the present-day town of Branxton. At eight in the morning they came across two prosperous settlers named Larnach and Barker traveling towards Maitland. Floggings had become an almost daily occurrence under John Larnach's supervision, rations were poor and conditions unbearable. Larnach was riding a horse and Mr. Barker was in a gig. Two of the bushrangers approached each man, and ordered them to stand. Larnach was struck by one of the gang with the butt of a gun, and he returned the compliment with his whip. Larnach then spurred his horse and rode off at a furious pace... 2009 Place made: New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: paintings, polyurethane with dyes and pigment on linen Support: linen canvas

Dimensions: painting 300.0 h x 260.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: The Dale Frank Gift 2014
Accession No: NGA 2014.17