- Museum number
Painting; from a collection of seventeen; of a Tasmanian Aboriginal man, Wurati (Woureddy), wearing neck-ornament and skin over his right shoulder, his hair is dressed. Bruny Island, Tasmania
Oil on board.
- Production date
Height: 14.50 centimetres
Width: 15.30 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Oc2006 Ptg 7, Oc2006 Ptg 8 and Oc2006 Ptg 9 are painted on the same Charles Robertson & Co prepared millboard. H30.5cm x W25.4cm.
Pa7 and Pa9 are either side of Pa8.
This is one of nine portraits of Tasmanian Aboriginal people held by the British Museum which were done by Robert Dowling, based on the work of Thomas Bock. This work is based on one of Bock's works, also held by the British Museum - Oc2006,Drg.55.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2010 Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, Launceston; Geelong Regional Gallery; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra - Robert Dowling: Tasmanian son of Empire.
- 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-Ptg8-Dow