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Susan Lord, c.1840

Henry Mundy

oil on canvas (frame: 96.5 cm x 84.0 cm, support: 76.0 cm x 63.5 cm)

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

Accession number: 2015.102.2

Currently not on display

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Artist and subject

Henry Mundy (age 42 in 1840)

Susan Lord (age 48 in 1840)

Subject professions

Migration and colonisation

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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.