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The emigrants' departure
(1838)

Medium
oil on wood panel
Measurements
67.9 × 91.4 cm
Place/s of Execution
England
Inscription
inscribed in black paint l.l.: P F. Poole 1(...illeg.)
inscribed in brown paint l.l.: _58
Accession Number
2011.324
Department
International Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Patricia Macdonald to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the NGV through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program, 2011
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of Digitisation Champion Ms Carol Grigor through Metal Manufactures Limited
Gallery location
Not on display
In this painting, Poole depicts the parting of a British family prior to emigration, possibly to Australia. When the work was exhibited at London’s Royal Academy in 1838, it was the first time a painting on the subject of emigration had been be shown there. Emigration, however, was topical and found instant recognition, and Poole’s painting was immediately purchased by a collector from Liverpool.

Frame

Paul Falconer POOLE
The emigrants' departure (1838)
Framemaker
Unknown - 19th century
Condition

good original condition

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