- Museum number
- Object: Moornwillie
Portrait of Moornwillie seated on a chair, wearing a shirt, bow-tie, jacket and pair of trousers, and holding onto a walking stick and a hat. c.1851
- Production date
- 1851 (circa)
Height: 23.90 centimetres
Width: 17.70 centimetres
- Curator's comments
The National Gallery of Australia owns a copy of this print, published in a book.
The Davis catalogue MS 145 RAI 1867 describes this as: "Lithograph of 'Moonwillie', an Australian [male symbol] of good manners."
Davis's 'List of Ethnological Objects collected by the late Geo. Augustus Robinson, and purchased of [sic] his widow, Mar 29 1867', MS 147 RAI describes this as: "1 lithograph of "Moornwillie, an Australian of good manners."
- Not on display
Moved to conservation 18/3/2019.
- Acquisition notes
- This drawing was amongst the material Franks acquired at the sale of J B Davis' estate in early 1883. It was one of a series of drawings. prints, paintings and ethnographic objects relating to Australia which J B Davis purchased in 1867 from Rose Robinson, G A Robinson's widow.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 1 (series number)
Miscellaneous number: 30 (Davis Catalogue MS 145 RAI 1867)