- Museum number
- Object: King Alexander. Tasmania
Drawing; it depicts King Alexander, a Tasmanian Aboriginal man, sitting, looking to his left. He is wearing a wrap on his lower body and an ornament in his hair. 1845.
Graphite and watercolour
- Production date
Height: 24.60 centimetres
Width: 17.80 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.
- 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 Pictur
- 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-Drg9-Pro