Chevalier, Nicholas (1828-1902; Swiss/Australian)
Dr Maund 1863
Oil on canvas, 92.3 x 71.8 cm
Presented by Miss Maund, 1863
National Gallery of Victoria (p.300.8-1)

This posthumous portrait shows Dr John Maund (1823-58), a local physician who, during his brief period in Melbourne (he immigrated in 1853, and died 5 years later, aged only 35), was one of the founders of the Melbourne Lying-in Hospital (later the Royal Women’s Hospital), a founding editor of the Australian Medical Journal, and also a respected analytic chemist!

This was an early NGV acquisition, donated by the sitter’s sister the year before the purchase of Chevalier The Buffalo Ranges, Victoria 1864 {1864} NGV [PA].


NGV 1875, p.37; NGV 1894, p.124 (V.Buvelot Gallery, 8th bay, no.3); NGV 1905, p.145 (V.Buvelot Gallery, 7th bay, no.10) 

For Dr Maund, see (by Frank Forster, first published in ADB vol.5, 1974)