Isabella Brisbane (1821-1849), wearing black dress with black lace shawl held together at corsage with enamel harp brooch, her hair worn in loose ringlets. Gold frame, engraved on the reverse Isabella Maria Makdougall Brisbane/ Feby 26th 1849 and with glazed aperture revealing black silk. Oval, 78mm (3 1/16in) high
Isabella Maria Brisbane (1821-1849) was the daughter of New South Wales Governor, Major-General Sir Thomas Makdougall Brisbane (17731860) who was born in Ayrshire, Scotland. Brisbane was appointed Governor of New South Wales in 1821 on the recommendation of the Duke of Wellington until 1825. The Canberra suburb of Isabella Plains is named after the present sitter.