- Museum number
- Object: Amelia and her little Bobby, Cape Grim V.D.L.
Drawing; it depicts Amelia, a Tasmanian Aboriginal woman, wearing a red cap, neck tie and a dress. She is sitting on a chair and holding Bobby, her baby. 1845.
Graphite and watercolour
- Production date
Height: 23 centimetres
Width: 17 centimetres
- Curator's comments
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.
"Amelia was born at Cape Grim - came to Flinders together with her Mother with Mr Robinson, and was married to Neptune when very young - has had five children." - From notes given to Prout in 1845 by Robert Clark, Catechist at Wybalenna, Flinders Island (contained in Ethdoc 915).
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2015-2016 27 Nov-28 Mar, Canberra, National Museum of Australia, Encounters
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-Drg4-Pro