Nixon, Francis Russell (1803-1879)

Also known as
Nixson, Francis Russell, (Bishop) (1803-1879)
Nixson, Francis Russell (1803-1879)
T., Tasmanian Work, F. R. (1803-1879)
Field of activity
Church of England bishop; Artist; Draughtsman; Photographer; Painter; Anglican bishop
NLA Persistent Identifier
https://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1468455

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Francis Russell Nixon (1803-1879), Church of England bishop, was born on 1 August 1803, the second son of Rev. Robert Nixon, D.D., F.R.S., of North Cray, Kent, England. He was educated at Merchant Taylors'...

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A painter, sketcher, photographer and Anglican Bishop. Being consecrated the first bishop of Tasmania, Nixon used his sketches and paintings as a way to document his time spent in Tasmania.

painter, photographer and Anglican bishop, was born in Foots Cray, Kent, on 1 August 1803, second son of Rev. Robert Nixon. His father was a competent watercolour painter who exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy between 1792 and 1808 (as an honorary exhibitor) and collaborated with his brother John Nixon, the caricaturist, to illustrate a book on the seats of the nobility and gentry of England. Nixon senior had encouraged J.M.W. Turner very early in his career, and later Turner would visit his 'good friend Mr Nixon and accompany him on sketching trips’. A view of Mount Snowdon in Wales, said by Francis Nixon to have been painted at his father’s parsonage as Turner’s first attempt at oil painting, accompanied Nixon junior to the antipodes. He lent this to art exhibitions at Hobart Town in 1845 and 1858 together with lesser works by Turner (and other English artists) and paintings both by himself and his father. Educated at the Merchant Taylors’ School in London (on which he published a history in 1823, illustrated with five lithographic views after his own sketches) and at St John’s College, Oxford, Francis Nixon was ordained and appointed chaplain to the British Embassy at Naples. Here his wife, Frances Maria, nee Streatfield, died in 1834, having borne three children. On his return to England in 1836 Nixon was given the parish of Sandgate and, in 1838, the living of Ash, near Wingham, Kent. He had previously been appointed one of the 'six preachers’ of Canterbury ...

  • 1843 To Van Diemen's Land via Cape Town on board 'Duke of Roxburgh'.

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  • fl. c.1823 - c.1860

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  • Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford, England, UK
  • Prince of Salerno's Collection, Naples, Italy

    <p>Salvator Rosa works of the Italian Landscape.</p>

  • Untitled
  • National Portrait Gallery, London, England, UK
  • Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston, TAS
  • Christ College, University of Tasmania, Tas.
  • Anglican Diocesan Archives, Hobart, Tas.
  • Sir William Lodewyk Crowther Library, State Library of Tasmania, Hobart, TAS
  • Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts, State Library of Tasmania, Hobart, TAS
  • Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart, TAS
  • Dixson Galleries, State Library of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
  • Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
  • (Solo exhibition)
  • Untitled Event
  • Art Exhibition
  • (see also) Wedge, John Helder
  • (see also) Prout, John Skinner
  • (see also) Boyes, George Thomas William Blamey
  • (see also) Simpkinson, Francis
  • (see also) Bicheno, James Ebenezer
  • (see also) Bock, Thomas
  • (see also) Abbott, Alfred
  • (see also) Nixon, Frederick John
  • (see also) Nixon, Anna Maria

    <p>Second wife.</p>

  • (see also) Beattie, J. W.
  • (see also) Fraser, P. G.
  • (see also) Turner, J. M. W.
  • (see also) Kay, W. P.
  • (see also) Beard, Richard
  • (see also) Wills, Maria Medland
  • (see also) Marriott, Fitzherbert Adams
  • (see also) Eardley-Wilmot,
  • (see also) Ainsworth,
  • (see also) Boxall, William
  • (see also) Rosa, Salvator
  • (see also) Wilberforce, Samuel
  • (see also) Nixon, Robert
  • (see also) Maria, Frances
  • (see also) Muller, Flora Elizabeth
  • (see also) Kane, Henry Plow
  • (see also) Nixon, George Coleridge
  • (see also) Baily, Henry Hall
  • (see also) Blyth, Eliza
  • (see also) Hobart Town Sketching Club
  • (see also) (Flora)
  • (see also) Valley of the Mills, Amalfi
  • (see also) A Monk of Sorrento
  • (see also) Portrait of the Late Thomas Stothard R.A.
  • (see also) William Grant Broughton, Bishop of Australia
  • (see also) Ruins of Queen Giovanna's Palace, Bay of Naples
  • (see also) A Fisherman
  • (see also) (Tasmanian mainland)
  • (see also) (Six Oyster Cove women)
  • (see also) (Aboriginal people at Oyster Cove)
  • (see also) Prosser's River, Paradise, Orford
  • (see also) (Christ College, Hobart Town)
  • (see also) Bishop's Crag, Freycinet's Peninsula, 8 November 1848
  • (see also) Eaglehawk Neck, 18 February, 1846

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  1. Francis-Russell Nixon : Australian Art and Artists file
    Nixon, Francis-Russell, 1803-1879
    [ Published : 2018 ]
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  2. Letters
    Reibey, Thomas, 1821-1912
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  3. The cruise of the Beacon : a narrative of a visit to the islands in Bass's Straits / by Francis R. Nixon
    Nixon, Francis Russell, 1803-1879
    [ Book : 1857 ]
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  4. The cruise of the Beacon : a narrative of a visit to the islands in Bass's Straits with extra illustrations and photographs by the author / by F.R.T
    Nixon, Francis Russell, 1803-1879
    [ Book : 1854 ]
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  5. Album of views of Tasmania and Sydney, 1843-1852 / Francis Russell Nixon, Bishop
    Nixon, Francis-Russell, 1803-1879
    [ Art work : 1843-1852 ]
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    Album of views of Tasmania and Sydney, 1843-1852 / Francis Russell Nixon, Bishop
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  6. W.G. Australia /Francis Russell Nixon, Bishop of Tasmania
    Nixon, Francis-Russell, 1803-1879
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  7. [View of] Green Ponds, 15 May 1846 / Francis Russell Nixon
    Nixon, Francis-Russell, 1803-1879
    [ Art work : 1846 ]
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  8. Eagle Hawk Neck, Tasmanian Peninsula / Francis Russell Nixon, Bishop of Tasmania
    Nixon, Francis-Russell, 1803-1879
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  9. Album of sketches and watercolours of Tasmania, 1840-1853 / Francis Russell Nixon, Bishop of Tasmania
    Nixon, Francis-Russell, 1803-1879
    [ Art work : 1840-1853 ]
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    Album of sketches and watercolours of Tasmania, 1840-1853 / Francis Russell Nixon, Bishop of Tasmania
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  10. Autograph letter signed from Francis Russell Nixon, Bishop of Tasmania, from East Sheen, England, to Mrs Stanley, 29 October 1847, referring to his troubled and anxious life as Bishop of Van Diemen's Land
    Nixon, Francis-Russell, 1803-1879
    [ Unpublished : 1847 ]
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  1. Francis-Russell Nixon : Australian Art and Artists file
    Nixon, Francis-Russell, 1803-1879
    [ Published : 2018 ]
    At State Library VIC
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  2. Letters
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  3. [Portrait of Francis Russell Nixon, Bishop of Tasmania] Geo. Richmond delt.; Geo. Brown sculpt
    Brown, George, 19th century
    [ Art work : 1850-1859 ]
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  4. The Bishop & the artist, Francis Russell Nixon, 1803-1879 / Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts
    Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts
    [ Book : 2003 ]
    At Libraries Tas
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  5. The cruise of the Beacon : a narrative of a visit to the islands in Bass's Straits / by Francis R. Nixon
    Nixon, Francis Russell, 1803-1879
    [ Book : 1857 ]
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  6. Silhouette likenesses of The Right Reverend, The Lord Bishop of Tasmania, Francis Russell Nixon (1803-1879), taken at Wivenhoe, New South Wales, 8 November 1850 (left) and (right) Sarah Broughton, nee Francis (1783-1849), wife of Bishop Broughton, ta ...
    Close, Marianne Collinson, 1827-1903
    [ Photograph : 1850 ]
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    At His Hou Trust NSW
    Silhouette likenesses of The Right Reverend, The Lord Bishop of Tasmania, Francis Russell Nixon (1803-1879), taken at Wivenhoe, New South Wales, 8 November 1850 (left) and (right) Sarah Broughton, nee Francis (1783-1849), wife of Bishop Broughton, taken at Morpeth, New South Wales, 30 December 1848 / by Marianne Collinson Close
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  7. The cruise of the Beacon : a narrative of a visit to the islands in Bass's Straits with extra illustrations and photographs by the author / by F.R.T
    Nixon, Francis Russell, 1803-1879
    [ Book : 1854 ]
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    At Libraries Tas
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  8. Opening of the Legislative Council 1852, 1852 / Ludwig Becker
    Becker, Ludwig, 1808-1861
    [ Art work : 1852 ]
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  9. Portrait of Francis Russell Nixon, Bishop of Tasmania
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    At State Library of NSW
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  10. Portrait of Francis Russell Nixon, Bishop of Tasmania
    [ Photograph ]
    At State Library of NSW
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    ... Nixon, Francis Russell ... Nixon, George Coleridge ... Russell Nixon ; they had eight children. Her husband was appointed first bishop of Tasmania and the couple ... in the early 1800s, daughter of Charles Woodcock. In 1836 she became the second wife of Francis ...
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    ... Nixon, Francis Russell ... . Terry was appointed. Nixon’s drawings, however, were considered 'of a very high order’ and a ... ;. When Terry was dismissed the following March, Nixon replaced him. In April 1869 his proposal to form a ...
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  1. ECCLESIASTICAL JURISDICTION. In the will of George Russell Nixon, formerly of Westbury, on Trym, in the County of Gloucester, in England, but late of Tweed River, in the Colony of ...
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Tuesday 2 July 1878 [Issue No.191] p 2557

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... Russell Nixon, formerly of Westbury, on QJrym, in the County of Gloucester, in England, but late of Tweed ... Russell Nixon, deceased, may be granted to Frank Nixon, of Eynnumboon, Tweed River, in the Colony of New ... 190 words
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  2. No. 16. LIST OF LETTERS RETURNED FROM THE COUNTRY, AND NOW LYING AT THIS OFFICE UNCLAIMED.
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Friday 7 September 1860 [Issue No.168] p 1683

    Government Gazette Notices

    ... unnecessary transmission of Letters. 1 ABBOTT Mrs., Botany 2 Abdee C., Woliongong 2b Aberton Francis, Maitland ... ., Casino 220 Buchanan Mr., Glen Innes 221 Buckle Francis, Kiandra 222 Bueklev John, Gibson's Plain 223 ... 11193 words
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  3. APPOINTMENTS ON PROBATION
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 29 May 1981 [Issue No.76 (SUPPLEMENT)] p 2975

    Government Gazette Appointments And Employment

    ... Agriculture Beverley Anne Nixon, Typist, 1st August, 1980. John Frederick Hale, Field Assistant, 1st March ... Trainee, 2nd February, 1981. Paul Francis O'Connor, Administrative Policy Trainee, 2nd February, 1981 ... 714 words
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  2. Francis Russell Nixon (1803-79)
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  3. Francis Russell Nixon NG3 [Records]
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  4. Calder Papers: Letter from Bishop Francis Russell Nixon to James Erskine Calder dated 1877
    Nixon , Francis Russell
    [ Article : 1877 ]
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  1. EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS, HOBART TOWN.
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Saturday 22 February 1845 p 2 Article
    ... originals by Guido, Boxall, Hamilton, Nixon, and Turner. One of Turner's, "a view of Snow-don, North Wales ... 2454 words
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  2. ADDRESS TO DR. NIXON. To the Right Reverend FRANCIS RUSSELL NIXON, D.D., Lord Bishop of Tasmania.
    Launceston Examiner (Tas. : 1842 - 1899) Wednesday 15 July 1846 p 3 Article
    ... * ADDRESS TO DR. NIXON. To the .Rigt R.everend FRnA?rs RussaLL NixoN, D. D., Lord Bishop of ... 1940 words
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    The Courier (Hobart, Tas. : 1840 - 1859) Saturday 18 July 1846 p 3 Article
    Abstract: COLLEGE.—We are pleased to hear that the Medical Profession, Members of the Bar, and the Police Magistrates, Intend to follow the example of the Cler ... 1419 words
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  1. The pioneer bishop in Van Diemen's land, 1843-1863 : letters and memories of Francis Russell Nixon, first bishop of Tasmania. / Collected and compiled by Norah Nixon
    Nixon, Anna Maria Woodcock, d. 1868
    [ Book : 1953 ]
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  2. The pioneer bishop in Van Diemen's Land 1843-1863 : letters and memories of Francis Russell Nixon, D.D., First Bisop of Tasmania / collected and compiled by Norah Nixon
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    [ Book : 1953 ]
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  3. Francis Nixon : portrait sitter file
    Nixon, Francis Russell
    [ Book : 1900 ]
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  4. [Letter to the members of the Church of England, in the Deanery of Langford, from the Rev. Francis Russell Nixon, dated December 25, 1844]
    Church of England. Diocese of Tasmania. Bishop (1842-1863 : Nixon)
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    [ Sound : 2011 ]
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    Bryant, Gordon, 1914-1991
    [ Sound : 1983 ]
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