Robert DOWLING
England 1827 – England 1886
Australia 1834-1857, 1884-1886

Sir Henry Loch 1885
oil on canvas
127.0 (h) x 89.0 (w) cm
Pictures Collection, State Library of Victoria, Melbourne

Sir Henry Loch (1827–1900), later 1st Baron Loch of Drylaw, was Governor of Victoria 1884–89. He was a popular and respected governor. This portrait was completed by 1885 and shown in exhibitions in that year. It would have been inscribed with the date of ‘1886’ when it was included in the Colonial and Indian Exhibition in London in May 1886.