Object Detail

Engraving printed in black on a rectangular sheet of cream paper with backing. The print depicts a head and shoulders portrait of Edward Gibbon Wakefield (1796 – 1862). His gaze does not meet the viewer. He has short hair and long sideburns. He wears a double breasted jacket and a high necked collar and necktie that covers his neck up to the chin.

Edward Gibbon Wakefield was a British politician and the driving force behind much of the early colonization of South Australia and New Zealand.

The print is signed, dated and titled "Proof Engraved by B. Holl from a drawing by A. Wivell 1823 in the pofsefsion [sic] of d'an Wakefield esq. London. Published Nov 1st 1826 by M. Colnaghi, 23 Cockspur St".
Bett Loan Collection
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Print/Art/Communication Artifacts/Nomenclature
Composition = Height x Width (mm) = 215 x 174mm
Sheet = Height x Width (mm) = 290 x 202mm
Measurement Description
Sheet = 290 h x 202 w Composition = 215 h x 174 w
Media and Materials
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Credit Line
Abraham Wivell (1786-1849). Edward Gibbon Wakefield, 1826. Lithograph. Nelson Provincial Museum, Bett Loan Collection: AC826

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