Folingsby, George Frederick (1828-91; English)
The Honourable James Service 1886
Oil on canvas, 153 x 100 cm
Presented by subscribers 1886
State Library of Victoria (H141874)

Service (1823-99), who emigrated from Scotland in 1853, founded an import and wholesale business in 1855, and was elected to the Victorian legislative assembly in 1857.

He was Victorian premier from 1880 until 1886, when he resigned due to ill-health, and was succeeded by Duncan Gillies: see Cole (T.) Duncan Gillies 1891 {1891} SLV [PA]. Service was a strong advocate for Federation during the 1880s and 90s.


AR 1886, p.27; NGV 1894, p.120 (V.Buvelot Gallery, 6th bay, no.1); NGV 1905, p.144 (V.Buvelot Gallery, 7th bay, no.4)

For Service, see (biography by Geoffrey Serle, published in ADB vol.6, 1976)