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
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, Armadale, 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.).
Sotheby's Australia (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