Item #CL177-2 Mr [And] Mrs F.M. Bates. Charles Turner, fl.1850s-1912 Aust.
Mr [And] Mrs F.M. Bates
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Mr [And] Mrs F.M. Bates

c1874. Pair of lithographs, each signed and titled in image lower right and centre, approx. 56.6 x 43.6cm (paper). Repaired creases and tears, slight soiling and foxing. Linen-backed.

Text continues “Lith. 62 Collins St, E. Melbourne.” The image of Mrs Eliza Bates is held in State Library of Victoria.

These portraits appear in an article in the Australian Town and Country Journal, May 30, 1874.

American-born actors Francis Marion Bates (1835-1879) and his wife Eliza Bates nee Wren immigrated to Australia in 1873 after performing during the Civil War, and managing theatres. They continued their stage careers, performing in Victoria, South Australia, New South Wales, and New Zealand. In 1877 Francis Bates was manager of the Queensland Theatre in Brisbane. At the time of his premature death in Melbourne, his family was living in Sydney. Ref: American Civil War Veterans of Australia and NZ website.

Item #CL177-2

Price (AUD): $2,650.00  other currencies

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