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Portrait of Mary Ann Friend, ca. 1832 [picture]
Bib ID 4835935
Format PicturePicture, OnlineOnline
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Description between 1826 and 1838 
1 painting : watercolour on ivory, metal, leather, cloth ; visible image 11.5 x 9 cm., in frame 15.5 x 26 cm., folding to 15.5 x 13 cm. 
Biography/History

Mary Ann Friend, sketcher and lithographer, was born in London, daughter of John Ford of Hampstead. In 1826 she married Matthew Curling Friend (1792-1871), a retired naval officer, inventor and nautical scientist. Three years later they left Portsmouth on board the Wanstead, a merchant ship of which her husband was master, transporting settlers to the new Swan River settlement in Western Australia. They arrived on 30 January 1830, eight months after the first British settlers had embarked. In March the Wanstead sailed on to Van Diemen's Land, reaching Hobart Town in April 1830 where they settled.

Notes

Title devised by cataloguer from acquisitions documentation, see file NLA08/1779.

Inscriptions: "M A Friend"--Inscribed on a brass plate below image.

Condition: Clasp broken, frame chipped, metal tarnished.

Also available online https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-138031644 PIC Object Drawer 20 #PIC/14268 copy

Source of Acquisition Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program by Susanna de Vries AM, 2010. 
Subjects Friend, Mary Ann, approximately 1800-1838 -- Pictorial works.  |  Women artists -- Tasmania -- Pictorial works.
Occupation Artists.

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