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Francis Howard Greenway / pencil portrait by unknown artist

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Plaque on frame reads “Francis Howard Greenway / Architect under Governor Macquarie / Presented by Mrs. E. C. [i.e. C. E. ?] Irving”.

Presented by Mrs. C. E. Irving (Francis Greenway’s granddaughter), 1948. The letter of acknowledgment says it is a self portrait – ML Pictures card catalogue

 

"I have seen in Mr Syd Ure Smith's studio the portrait of your grandfather, Francis Greenway, sketched by himself" -- letter of acknowledgment from the Principal Librarian, Public Library of NSW, to Mrs Caroline E. Irving (Mrs S.[?] R. Irving), 10 March 1922 (ML letterbook)

 

Lent to the Mitchell Library in 1922 by Mrs Caroline E. Irving of Chatswood, who promised to present it later. The portrait was donated to the Library in 1948.