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Maria Jane Dowling, c.1862

an unknown artist

ambrotype (case: 9.0 cm x 8.0 cm, image: 6.5 cm x 5.4 cm)

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program by Malcolm Robertson in memory of William Thomas Robertson 2018

Accession number: 2018.27

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Artist and subject

Maria Jane Dowling (age 40 in 1862)

Donated by

Malcolm Robertson (16 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.