Kemp, John (active 1876-80; Australian)
Edward Henty 1880
Oil on canvas, 118 x 89 cm (sight)
Gift of Mrs Edward Henty, 1880
State Library of Victoria (H141881)

Henty (1810-78) was Victoria’s first settler, arriving in Portland from Tasmania in 1834, and running Merino sheep and cattle together with his brother Francis.

This portrait was framed by Melbourne framer Isaac Whitehead, who also made the frame for A’Beckett [E.] Francis Henty {1892} SLV [PA], apparently produced as a pair for the present work.


AR 1880, p.74; NGV 1894, p.121 (V.Buvelot Gallery, 6th bay, no.13); NGV 1905, p.145 (V.Buvelot Gallery, 7th bay, no.6) 

See SLV catalogue entry (including details concerning the frame; not illustrated); a photograph cannot be obtained at the time of writing (July 2019), as the work is in storage

For the Henty family, see the consolidated entry by Marnie Bassett in ADB vol.1 (1966):