UNKNOWN AUSTRALIAN ARTIST, not titled [three portrait drawings depicting John Varnham alias Wm. Maskell, George Timms, and John Day alias Smith] Enlarge 1 /1

UNKNOWN AUSTRALIAN ARTIST

not titled [three portrait drawings depicting John Varnham alias Wm. Maskell, George Timms, and John Day alias Smith] 1835 Place made: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Creation Notes: 9 February
Materials & Technique: drawings, drawing in black pencil Support: medium-weight smooth cream wove paper adhered to thin textured grey wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.

Primary Insc: not signed. Dated lower right below image in black pencil, 'Feb. 9 [illegible]'. Titled lower left below image in black pencil, 'John Varnham / alias / Wm. Maskell'. Titled lower centre below image in black pencil, 'George Timms'. Titled lower right below image in black pencil, 'John Day alias Smith.'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed lower left to lower right on backing sheet in black pencil, 'Aquitted [sic] Harry Burnes Norwich Castle Ditto / Murderers of old Mrs.Hannah Mansfield [illegible] Feb / [illegible] Common'. Inscribed verso centre in black pencil, 'C 19'.
Dimensions: image 5.6 h x 14.8 w cm sheet 9.1 h x 15.3 w cm backing sheet 12.2 h x 19.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2014
Accession No: NGA 2014.2418
Provenance:
  • Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, from IXL Masterpiece Gallery, Hobart, 2014.