- Museum number
- Object: Methinna V.D.L.
Drawing; it is a full length portrait of Mithina (Mathinna, Methinna) a Tasmanian Aboriginal girl, resting her right arm on a support. She is wearing a dress and a necklace. 1845.
Graphite and watercolour
- Production date
Height: 24 centimetres
Width: 17 centimetres
- Curator's comments
The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery holds a painting of Mithina (Mathinna) by Thomas Bock and a drawing of her also by Francis Simpkinson de Wesselow.
It is one of a series of twenty one portraits of Tasmanian Aboriginal people completed by Prout during a visit to the Wybalenna Aboriginal Station on Flinders Island in February and March 1845.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2018 11 May - 28 July, Canberra, National Gallery of Australia, The National Picture
2018 17 Aug - 11 Nov, Hobart, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, The National Picture
- Window mounted, in good condition.
- Acquisition notes
- In 1856 the artist John Skinner Prout sold Joseph Barnard Davis a collection of 36 of his portraits of Australian Aborigines and Maori people. After Davis's death in 1881, these portraits, along with other pictorial and ethnographic material, were acquired by the British Museum.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: Oc2006-Drg20-Pro