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Sir Richard Davies Hanson
Title : Sir Richard Davies Hanson Sir Richard Davies Hanson
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Creator : Gill, S. T. (Samuel Thomas), 1818-1880 artist
Source : B 330
Date of creation : ca. 1838
Format : Artwork
Dimensions : 127 x 93 mm
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Sir Richard Davies Hanson, Chief Justice of South Australia. A drawing from ST Gill's Heads of the People. Artist's caption reads "Known by his deeds". Hanson was first Attorney General of South Australia, and Premier of South Australia, 1857-1860.

Samuel Thomas Gill was one of the most prolific water-colour painters working in Australia in the nineteenth century. In 1840, Gill established a studio in Adelaide and advertised for those desirous of obtaining correct likenesses of themselves, familiesor friends, animals, local scenery and residences, to contact him. He captured detailed scenes of colonial life in the streets of Adelaide and Melbourne, in the South Australian countryside and on the Victorian gold fields. Gill created a caricature folio of captioned portraits of well known Adelaideans named Heads of the people which was later published (1850).

Related names :

Hanson, Richard Davies, 1805-1876

Coverage year : 1838
Period : 1836-1851
Place : Adelaide
Further reading :

'The late Chief Justice' Illustrated Adelaide news, April 1876, p. 1, 6-7

Appleyard, Ron S.T. Gill, the South Australian years 1839-1852. Adelaide: Art Gallery of South Australia, 1986

Bernard, S Place, taste and tradition : a study of Australian art since 1788 Melbourne : Oxford University Press, 1979

Bowden, Keith Macrae Samuel Thomas Gill: artist. [Collaroy, N.S.W.] : K.M. Bowden, [1971]

Dutton, Geoffrey S.T. Gill's Australia. South Melbourne: Macmillan, 1981

Gill, S. T. Paintings of S.T. Gill Adelaide: Rigby, 1962

John Tregenza. 'S.T. Gill's Heads of the People', Bulletin of the Art Gallery of South Australia , vol. 35, 1977

Internet links :

Australian dictionary of biography onlinesee: Gill, Samuel Thomas (1818 - 1880)

'S.T. Gill opens a studio', South Australian register, 7 March 1840, p. 1

'Diary kept by S.T. Gill during Horrocks' Expedition', South Australian register 10 October 1846, p. 4, col. a



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