Weigall, Henry (1829?-1925; English)
Dr Charles Perry D.D., first Anglican Archbishop of Melbourne 1875
Oil on canvas, 94.7 x 120.7 cm (sight), framed
Presented by subscribers, 1876; transferred to the SLV from the NGV, 1929 (?)
State Library of Victoria (H35)

Weigall, a successful portraitist, painted this work after Perry returned to England at the end of his term as Archbishop of Melbourne; it was first shown at the Royal Academy in London in 1875. The frame was made in London at the time, by W.A.Smith.

For the sitter, see also Summers Charles Perry {1876} SLV [SC].

The SLV indicates that this painting was transferred from the NGV in 1929; however, it was still listed in the 1943 NGV catalogue.


AR 1876, p.42; NGV 1894, V.vi.16; NGV 1905, V.vii.14 

For relevant information, see SLV online catalogue, and SLV Art of the Collection (2007), pp.38-40. Cf. NGV 1943, cat.669

For Perry, see also http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/perry-charles-4391 (by A.De Q. Robin; ADB vol.5, 1974) and http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/perry-frances-fanny-13150 (by Peter Sherlock; ADB Supplementary volume, 2005)