Portrait of a woman (Elizabeth Collins)
circa 1813 - 22 Oct 1895
Portrait of Mrs. Collins, nee Kite
oil on canvas
77.9 x 63.8 cm stretcher; 89.0 x 77.0 x 7.0 cm frame :
0 - Whole, 74 x 62 cm, SIGHT DIMENSION. Due to backing board support, the hardboard dimensions could not be obtained. Sight dimensions were recorded.
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r. corner, red oil "J. Backler./ 1861.".
Gift of Mrs J C Williams and Mr O C Tunks 1990
Not on display
Shown in 1 exhibition
Sotheby's: fine Australian paintings including important colonial furniture, silver and the J. And J. Altmann art reference library, Sotheby's Gallery Melbourne, Melbourne, 14 Aug 1989 -
Referenced in 2 publications
Richard Neville, The Australian Antique Collector, 'Joseph Backler: portrait painter to the not particularly rich or famous', pg. 53-57, Sydney, 01 Jul 1993, 57 (colour illus.).
Smith & Singer (Compilator), Fine Australian paintings including important colonial furniture, silver and the J. And J. Altmann art reference library, Prahran, 1989, not paginated (colour illus.). lot no. 410; titled 'Portrait of Mrs. Collins, nee kemp'; estimated price $21,000-25,000