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Photograph of huon pine carving of a skull wearing a top hat by Thomas Claude Wade Midwood, Hobart, Tasmania, 1854-1912


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Midwood, Thomas Claude Wade Photograph of huon pine carving of a skull wearing a top hat by Thomas Claude Wade Midwood, Hobart, Tasmania, 1854-1912. [Image] (Unpublished)

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Photograph of a Huon pine carving of a skull wearing a top hat with references to drinking and gambling carved into the base. This is one of eight of his Huon pine carvings held in the collection of Narryna Heritage Museum, Hampden Road, Battery Point. They were donated to Narryna in 1968 by the artist’s son Mr. Edwin Midwood. Midwood created a series of Huon pine carvings of caricatures based either on real life characters or imaginary ones. Some of these were shown at the Arts and Crafts Exhibitions held at the new Custom House and General Post Office, Hobart in 1903 and 1904 (Weekly Courier, 19 September 1903; Tasmanian Mail, 12 Nov 1904). He also designed the certificate of awards made at the Exhibitions. (Photographs by Gillian Ward).

Item Type: Image
Keywords: Thomas Claude Wade Midwood, Tasmania, caricature, caricaturist, cartoonist, artist, draftsman, musician, designer, woodcarver, social history, Australia, Tasmania, Hobart, Public Works Department, Narryna Heritage Museum, Peter Mercer, Huon pine, carving,
Collections: Thomas Midwood Collection
Additional Information: This material is subject to copyright protection. Further dealings with this material may be a copyright infringement. Craig, Clifford, More old Tasmanian prints : a companion volume to The engravers of Van Diemen’s Land and Old Tasmanian prints, Launceston [Tas.], Foot & Playsted, 1983. Chapter 12 ‘Tom Midwood, Cartoonist’. Mercer, Peter, ‘Tom Midwood of Hobart: 19th century caricaturist and artist extraordinaire’, Australian Antiques Collector, v.43 Jan-June 1992 p. 78-80
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2008 05:49
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:44
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