Richard Browne (Irish, 1776-1824) Native Woman with her Provisions

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Lot 424
Richard Browne
(Irish, 1776-1824)
Native Woman with her Provisions

Sold for AU$ 108,000 (US$ 73,338) inc. premium

The Spring Auction Series

14 Nov 2010, 10:00 EST

Sydney

Richard Browne (Irish, 1776-1824)
Native Woman with her Provisions
signed and inscribed 'R Browne delt 9 Macquarie Street' (lower right), inscribed and dated 'Sydney N.S.W. 1818' (lower left), further inscribed 'Native woman with her proisions' (upper centre) and 'BRUAIR' (lower centre) and extensively inscribed verso watercolour and bodycolour
30.5 x 20cm (12 x 7 7/8in).

Footnotes

  • The letter addressed to the G.. Sec't of the Mission Society/77 Hatton Garden/London.
    It refers to the subject of the painting and provides valuable ethnographic information of the woman, the items she is carrying, their containers,the material from which they are made, and their Aboriginal names.

    William Walker (1800-1855) was a Methodist Minister in the Colony and was based in Parramatta at the time. The Mission Society later became The Wesleyan Society.
Richard Browne (Irish, 1776-1824) Native Woman with her Provisions
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