Summers, Charles (1825-78; English)
Sir Charles Sladen 1870
Marble, 91.5 x 61 x 21.5 cm
Presented by Mrs Strachan (before 1905); transferred from the NGV, 1943
State Library of Victoria (LTS 12)

The sitter (1816-84) was premier of Victoria, briefly, in 1868, having previously been a member of the Legislative Council, and Victorian Treasurer. The bust is inscribed on the pedestal: C SUMMERS Sc. / ROME /1870. It appears in NGV 1905, but not in earlier catalogues.

For another portrait of the sitter, see Folingsby (G.) Sir Charles Sladen {1884} SLV [PA].


Not listed in NGV 1880 or 1894; NGV 1905, p.158 (VI.Sculpture – Verdon Gallery, no.26)

See SLV online catalogue (not illustrated); ID photo shown here taken by author (2015)