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P3549-2 Portrait painting, W.F. Gale, oil / paper / wood, artist unknown, Sydney, New South Wales, 1890-1920. Click to enlarge.

Portrait painting of W F Gale

    Walter Frederick Gale was born in Sydney and by the age of nineteen had constructed his own 18-inch reflecting telescope. He became Manager and Chief Inspector for the Bank of New South Wales and his income allowed him to indulge in his astronomical hobby.

    His special interests were the study of the surface of Mars and watching comets, three of which were named after him. Gale went on at least two eclipse expeditions, the first in 1893 was accompanying the Lick Observatory Party to Mina …

    Summary

    Object No.

    P3549-2

    Object Statement

    Portrait painting, W.F. Gale, oil / paper / wood, artist unknown, Sydney, New South Wales, 1890-1920

    Physical Description

    Portrait painting, W.F. Gale, oil / paper / wood, artist unknown, Sydney, New South Wales, 1890-1920

    Marks

    Marked in pen on reverse: "Interior treated, shurlan plus 1965/ Paste treated shurlan plus & chlordane ." Lower right hand corner marked: "copy G.F. Harris/922"

    Dimensions

    Height

    500 mm

    Width

    575 mm

    Cite this Object

    Harvard

    Portrait painting of W F Gale 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 27 September 2021, <https://ma.as/329341>

    Wikipedia

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