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William Howitt, n.d.

an unknown artist

engraving (sheet: 24.5 cm x 20.6 cm, image: 14.1 cm x 12.5 cm)

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William Howitt (1792–1879), author, arrived in Victoria in 1852 having worked as a farmer, druggist, alderman and writer in England. Howitt spent two years on the diggings, his experiences there later becoming the basis for a number of published works including Land, labour and gold; or, two years in Victoria (1855). He returned to England in 1854, eventually settling in Rome, where he died in March 1879.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Ted and Gina Gregg 2012

Accession number: 2012.74

Currently not on display

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Artist and subject

William Howitt

Subject professions

Writing

Donated by

Loretta Pash (40 portraits)

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.