Gordon-Frazer, Charles (1863-99; British/Australian)
John Blyth, Esq.
Oil on canvas, c. 162.6 x 106.7 cm (64” x 42”)
Presented by subscribers, 1890
Unidentified; present location unknown
The sitter (1824-1908) came to Victoria in 1852, and established himself as a successful businessman in Melbourne from the early 1860s; in the 1880s, he was Chairman of the Melbourne Chamber of Commerce (as noted in NGV 1905).
This work does not appear to be extant in either the NGV or SLV. For the artist, see linked entry.
AR 1890, p.47; NGV 1894, p.126 (V.Buvelot Gallery, 8th bay, no.21); NGV 1905, p.148 (V.Buvelot Gallery, 8th bay, no.7)
For Blyth, see http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/blyth-john-3017 (biography by J.Ann Hone, published in ADB vol.3, 1969)