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Conserving Richard Daintree’s hand-coloured photographs

Richard Daintree [Works of Art] Acc. 3966, State Library of Queensland

As a university student, learning about the conservation of artefacts, I remember one of my professors talking about treatment ethics, citing a phrase often referenced in the medical field, “First, do no harm”1,2. My university professor had another interesting guiding principle, “So what?”, but that’s a topic for another time… Now working as a qualified … Read more

Private Viewing of the Newly-Acquired Portrait of Queensland’s Eighth Governor, Lord Lamington

Jane Cowell, the Governor, Max Walters OAM (President of the Queensland Library Foundation)

On 16 December, Queensland Library Foundation hosted its patron, His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, Governor of Queensland and honoured guest, Former Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, The Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO at a special viewing of the Library’s newly acquired portrait of Queensland’s 8th Governor, Lord Lamington. The portrait, … Read more

New accessions: Portrait of Queensland’s 8th Governor, Lord Lamington

Charles Wallace Alexander Napier Cochrane- Baillie, 2nd Baron Lamington G.C.M.G, 1895. Robert Duddingston Herdman (1863-1922). Oil on canvas, 74.5 cm x 62 cm. John Oxley Library, SLQ. ACC 29900

A recent addition to the art collection of the John Oxley Library is this fine portrait of Queensland’s 8th Governor, Charles Wallace Alexander Napier Cochrane-Baillie, 2nd Baron Lamington (1860 – 1940). The portrait, purchased in June at an auction in the United Kingdom, is the work of Robert Duddingstone Herdman, a second-generation Scottish artist who … Read more