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Ann Mary Windeyer, 1847

G Ziegler

pastel and gouache on paper laid down on backing sheet (support: 46.5 cm x 34.0 cm, sheet: 44.5 cm x 32.0 cm)

Ann Mary Windeyer (née Rudd, c. 1783–1865) arrived in Sydney in 1828 with her husband Charles Windeyer (1780–1855) and nine of their ten children. The couple had married in 1805 in London, where Charles worked as a publisher and journalist. On arrival in New South Wales, Charles took up a grant of land in the Hunter Valley but left the running of the property to one his sons and remained in Sydney to find work. He was appointed chief clerk to the bench of magistrates and later to the position of assistant superintendent of police. In 1833 he was appointed second police magistrate for the town and port of Sydney and by 1839 was officially known as senior police magistrate. He also worked as a commissioner for examining claims for crown lands and was appointed as Sydney's first mayor when it was incorporated as a city in 1842. Ann Mary died in Sydney in February 1865.

Very little is known as yet about the artist G Ziegler, who may have been related to the painter Henry Bryan Ziegler. Until this work was gifted to the Gallery, the only other work by G Ziegler to have come to light was the pendant portrait of Charles Windeyer, which is privately owned.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Joanna Russell Maher (née Windeyer) 2018

Accession number: 2018.10

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G Ziegler

Ann Mary Windeyer (age 64 in 1847)

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Mrs Joanna Maher (3 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.