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Title

Sir James R. Fairfax


Artist

John Longstaff

Australia

1862 - 01 Oct 1941


About

Born in Warwickshire, England, James Fairfax (1834–1919) arrived in Sydney in 1838, became a partner in John Fairfax and sons newspaper proprietors in 1856 and was prominent in business as founder and director of numerous companies and institutions. In 1871 he helped establish the short-lived New South Wales Academy of Art which led to the formation of the Art Gallery of New South Wales in 1875. He was a trustee of the Gallery for over forty years, becoming vice-president and fourth president, dedicating himself to the advancement of this institution and endowing it with many valuable donations.

© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2006


Details


Media category

Painting


Materials used

oil on canvas


Dimensions

104.0 x 95.6


Credit

Purchased 1919


Location

Not on display


Accession number

980


Artist information

John Longstaff

Works in the collection

22


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Debonair Jack, South Yarra, 1994, 115 (illus.).

Editor Unknown (Editor), Sydney mail, Sydney, 10 Mar 1920.