Stories Organisations Projects About Login

Portrait of Samuel Swan

From the Collection of Stratford and District Historical Society Stratford Victoria

An unsigned portrait, oil on canvas, of Samuel J Swan. He is shown looking left. It is framed in a gold coloured plaster frame, with relatively simple trimming on corners.

The frame is chocked at the back with wooden wedges to hold canvas in place, and a framer's label appears at the top.
H 72 cm x W 60 cm
Object Registration
00677 VSFH
Historical information
This portrait is said to be in the technique of Alfred Bock, but the frame is dissimilar to the standard type on 80% of the collection in the Sale Museum.

Samuel Swan died in 1880. It is unclear where the portrait hung, as Swan died before the Mechanics' Institute was built.
Inscriptions & Markings
'Samuel J Swan / Gippsland Pioneer' on brass plate bottom front.
"Telephone 7231 Central / T.S. Glasier & Co Pty Ltd / Gallery of Art / Picture Frame Manufacturers &c / Union House / 284-6 Little Collins Street / No [in pencil] 2344, Melbourne"
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:09AM