In his role as Victoria’s third Governor (1856-63), Barkly formally welcomed the formation of the new Museum of Art in May 1861 as “…the auspicious commencement of so grand a design.” (see Inglis & others 2011).

The various portraits of Barkly listed below (evidence of the esteem in which he was held) were all completed after he left to take up the position of Governor of Mauritius in 1863.

[photo: Oval Portrait by John Botterill 1866. SLV (H6) (commissioned 1866)]

Portraits of Barkly in the pre-Felton collection:

Clark (T.) Sir Henry Barkly {1865} SLV [PA]

Summers (Charles) Sir Henry Barkly 1864 {1865} SLV [SC]

* Summers (Charles) Sir Henry Barkly [medallion] {by 1880} Loc? [SC]

“Oval Portrait” series (no.11, by John Botterill, 1866): reproduced above


See (by Bruce Knox), first ADB vol.3 (1969); and Inglis & others, “Opening of the Museum of Art 1861” (2011), esp.p.27.

The Oval portrait shown here was also included in Galbally & others First Collections (1992),