Robert DOWLING | The Reverend Henry Dowling

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

The Reverend Henry Dowling 1851-52
oil on board
30.5 (h) x 25.5 (w) cm
Purchased 2009
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
NGA 2009.604

The Reverend Henry Dowling (1780–1869) was the first Baptist minister and an influential and respected figure in the Colony of Tasmania. He encouraged his son to become a professional painter in 1850. Robert Dowling painted many versions of this portrait.