Unknown (Australian, 19th century)
James Hemming Webb
Marble, size unknown
Presented by Mrs Agg, 1886
Unidentified; present location unknown
The sitter (1813-81) is identified in NGV 1905 as the Victorian Government shorthand writer from 1866 until his death, but little else seems to be known about him; he does not figure in the Australian Dictionary of Biography. His second name is given incorrectly as “Henning” in the early NGV documentation.
AR 1886, p.27; SB, p.65 (Busts); NGV 1894, p.130 (VI.Rotunda, no.17); NGV 1905, p.109 (IV.Vestibule, no.38)
For Webb’s obituary, published on 27 August 1881, see https://www.geni.com/people/James-Webb/6000000002813867586