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River Murray at Mannum
Title : River Murray at Mannum River Murray at Mannum
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Creator : Minchin, R. E. (Richard Ernest), 1832-1893, artist
Source : PRG 119/28/33
Date of creation : ca. 1875
Format : Artwork
Dimensions : Ink wash; 25 cm x 15 cm
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Description :

View from the bank the Murray River at Mannum, with cattle in the foreground

Included in the archival record group for AM Madden is a sketchbook featuring watercolours of River Murray scenes painted by Richard Ernest Minchin (1831-1893). Mannum and Blanchetown are featured in the paintings.

Minchin migrated from Ireland to Adelaide in 1851. He held positions as draughtsman at the Land and Titles Office and drawing master at Prince Alfred Boys' College. From 1859 onwards, he exhibited works at South Australian Society of Arts and was awarded numerous prizes. Minchin was Director of the Adelaide Zoological Gardens from 1882-1890, visiting South-East Asia and Europe to collect specimens for the Zoo.

Coverage year : 1846
Period : 1836-1851
Region : Riverland and Murraylands
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