- Museum number
- Object: Jimmy native of River Blackmans near Port Fairy, Victoria
Painting; from a collection of seventeen; back view of a Victorian Aboriginal man wearing a possum skin cloak over his right shoulder.
Oil on board
- Production date
Height: 12 centimetres
Width: 14.30 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Oc2006-Ptg 1 and Oc2006-Ptg 2 are painted on the same prepared millboard. H30.5cm X W25.5cm
- Not on display
- good, but in need of cleaning.
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Presented to the British Museum 1924 by the McClintock family, source of information; Elizabeth Ellis, Curator of Pictures, Mitchell Library, Sidney, Australia.
BM Pic Doc 171 includes three pages of handwritten notes, titled 'Notes on the pictures of Tasmanian Natives' signed by 'H F McLintock 1924'. These notes reference Robert Dowling who painted 'a portrait of my father in 1879 and who (to the best of my recollection), my father told me he gave him the set of paintings of 9 Tasmanian Natives (as well as of a number of Australian Aborigines)'. It notes that Dowling exhibited a portrait of Vice Admiral Sir Leoold McClintock at the Royal Academy in 1880. From these details, it is assumed that Dowling gave these paintings to Sir L McClintock and his son, H F McClintock, inherited them.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Asia painting number: Oc2006-Ptg1-Dow