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Backler, Joseph 1815-1897 :Revd Samuel Marsden. First missionary to New Zealand. Born 1764. Died 1838. [Between 1832 and 1838 or later]

Reference Number: G-620

Frontal head and shoulders portrait of Marsden in his clerical robes

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1 image, categorised under Portraits and Oil paintings, related to Rev Samuel Marsden, Alexander Horsburgh Turnbull, Joseph Backler, Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell, Portland (Ship), Missionaries and Clergy.

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Backler, Joseph 1815-1897 :Revd Samuel Marsden. First missionary to New Zealand. Born 1764. Died 1838. [Between 1832 and 1838 or later], Reference Number G-620 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 oil(s)Oil on canvas 757 x 626 mm (sight). Single art work

Historical Notes: Backler arrived in New South Wales aboard the convict ship "Portland" in 1832. This portrait was presumably executed before Marsden's death in 1838, while Backler was employed by Major Thomas Mitchell as a draughtsman in Sydney. However it also bears a strong similarity to (Australian artist) Richard Read's watercolour portrait of Marsden (Ref. no. A-039-038) and may be a copy

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