McCrae, Georgiana (1804-1890)

Also known as
McCrae, Georgiana Huntly (1804-1890)
Field of activity
Artist; Diarist; Draughtsman; Painter
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http://nla.gov.au/anbd.aut-an35600073
NLA Persistent Identifier
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Biographies

Georgiana Huntly McCrae (1804-1890), artist and diarist, was born on 15 March 1804, in London, the natural daughter of George, marquis of Huntly, afterwards fifth Duke of Gordon ('Cock o' the North,...

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A prolific painter. McCrae produced a variety of work throughout her life. She received much acclaim for her miniatures and portraits.

miniaturist, portrait painter, sketcher, architect and diarist, was born in London on 15 March 1804, natural daughter of George, fifth Duke of Gordon, and Jane Graham of Rockmoor, Scotland. Acknowledged as the duke’s daughter, she was at first privately educated then attended a convent in London. Georgiana was first taught to draw when she was living at Somers Town, aged seven, and met Louis Mauleon, a French prisoner of war on parole, who visited her daily for two years until repatriated on 13 August 1813. He also gave her French lessons. Later she was taught by the landscape painter John Varley (1815), supplemented by a dozen sessions with John Glover (also a landscape painter) and a few from Dominic Serres, marine painter to the King, who taught her to draw in Indian ink and indigo. Then she learnt from the portrait and miniature painter Charles Hayter, which was more to her taste as she recollected that she always wanted to be a portrait painter. However the lessons ended abruptly when Hayter offered to marry her to one of his sons (whom she had never met). As 'Miss Georgiana Huntley’ [sic], she exhibited annually at the Royal Academy from 1816 (when aged 12!) to 1819 and in 1821 and 1825, her subject matter varying from landscape to genre and portraiture. {Under 'Miss Georgiana Huntley, Painter’, Graves lists: (from 14 Clarendon Square) 1816 View of a church; (from 7 Clarendon Square) 1817 View on the Thames near Richmond, and View of Lambeth ...

  • 1841

Flourished

  • fl. 1816 - 1890

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Related people and organisations

Design and Art Australia Online

  • Private Collections
  • Brodie Castle, Morayshire, Scotland
  • National Trust of Australia (Victoria)
  • La Trobe Collection, State Library of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC
  • Victorian Society of Fine Arts Exhibition
  • Royal Academy
  • Royal Academy
  • Royal Academy
  • Trust the Women,
  • (see also) Silver Palette, Royal Society of Arts
  • (see also) Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce
  • (see also) Chevalier, Nicholas
  • (see also) Kendall, George Henry
  • (see also) Glover, John
  • (see also) Franklin, John
  • (see also) Varley, John
  • (see also) Gordon, Adam Lindsay
  • (see also) Mauleon, Louis
  • (see also) Serres, Dominic
  • (see also) Hayter, Charles
  • (see also) Mitchell, Homas
  • (see also) Trobe, La
  • (see also) Broughton, Bishop
  • (see also) Horne, Richard 'Orion'
  • (see also) George,
  • (see also) Graham, Jane
  • (see also) Elizabeth,
  • (see also) McCrae, Andrew Murison
  • (see also) Gilfillan, John
  • (see also) McCrae, George Gordon
  • (see also) classic women's heads
  • (see also) Flagstaff and Cemetery: Queen St. Corner
  • (see also) Savings Bank, Collins Street
  • (see also) Sally and Georgem, Bunurong tribe
  • (see also) Ben Benjie, Bunurong tribe
  • (see also) Eliza, Bunurong tribe
  • (see also) The Kitchen, Arthur's Seat
  • (see also) Bishop W.G. Broughton
  • (see also) Sitting at her Drawing
  • (see also) The Marchioness Cornwallis
  • (see also) A Portrait
  • (see also) Portrait of a French lady
  • (see also) Alexander, 4th Duke of Gordon
  • (see also) Scene before a cottage door near Margate
  • (see also) A peasant boy returning from market with vegetables, on a winter's day
  • (see also) View of Lambeth from Millbank
  • (see also) View on the Thames near Richmond
  • (see also) View of a church

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Resources by Georgiana McCrae (32)

  1. Letter : England, to Mrs. McCrae, Port Phillip
    McCrae, Georgiana, 1804-1890
    [ Unpublished : 1841 ]
    At National Library
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  2. Georgiana Huntly McCrae, Diary 1864 / Georgiana Huntly McCrae
    McCrae, Georgiana, 1804-1890
    [ Book : 1995 ]
    At ADFA Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 173,143.656)

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  3. Drawings
    McCrae, Georgiana, 1804-1890
    [ Unpublished : 1841 ]
    At State Library VIC
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  4. Self-portrait
    McCrae, Georgiana, 1804-1890
    [ Art work : 1824-1828 ]
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    At State Library VIC
    Self-portrait
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  5. Recollections of an octogenarian :
    McCrae, Georgiana, 1804-1890
    [ Unpublished : 1885 ]
    At State Library VIC
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  6. Self-portrait aged 20
    McCrae, Georgiana, 1804-1890
    [ Art work : 1824 ]
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    At State Library VIC
    Self-portrait aged 20
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  7. Georgiana's journal / by Georgiana McCrae ; edited by Hugh McCrae, grandson of the diarist
    McCrae, Georgiana, 1804-1890
    [ Book : 1966-1992 ]
    At 28 libraries
    Georgiana's journal / by Georgiana McCrae ; edited by Hugh McCrae, grandson of the diarist
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 118,040.695)

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  8. A Commonplace book : compiled at Gordon Castle, Scotland, and in Edinburgh and London during the year 1828-1837. / by Georgiana McCrae, edited by Huntly Higgins and Barbara Higgins with prefaces by Brenda Niall and Janet Hay
    McCrae, Georgiana, 1804-1890
    [ Book : 1996 ]
    At 2 libraries
    A Commonplace book : compiled at Gordon Castle, Scotland, and in Edinburgh and London during the year 1828-1837. / by Georgiana McCrae, edited by Huntly Higgins and Barbara Higgins with prefaces by Brenda Niall and Janet Hay
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  9. Georgiana's journal : Melbourne 1841-1865 / edited by Hugh McRae
    McCrae, Georgiana, 1804-1890
    [ Sound : 1988 ]
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  10. Georgiana's journal : Melbourne 1841-1865 / Georgiana McCrae ; edited by Hugh McCrae grandson of the diarist
    McCrae, Georgiana, 1804-1890
    [ Book : 2013 ]
    At 17 libraries
    Georgiana's journal : Melbourne 1841-1865 / Georgiana McCrae ; edited by Hugh McCrae grandson of the diarist
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Resources about Georgiana McCrae (38)

  1. Letter : England, to Mrs. McCrae, Port Phillip
    McCrae, Georgiana, 1804-1890
    [ Unpublished : 1841 ]
    At National Library
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  2. Georgiana Huntly McCrae, Diary 1864 / Georgiana Huntly McCrae
    McCrae, Georgiana, 1804-1890
    [ Book : 1995 ]
    At ADFA Library
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  3. Drawings
    McCrae, Georgiana, 1804-1890
    [ Unpublished : 1841 ]
    At State Library VIC
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  4. Self-portrait
    McCrae, Georgiana, 1804-1890
    [ Art work : 1824-1828 ]
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    At State Library VIC
    Self-portrait
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  5. Recollections of an octogenarian :
    McCrae, Georgiana, 1804-1890
    [ Unpublished : 1885 ]
    At State Library VIC
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  6. Self-portrait aged 20
    McCrae, Georgiana, 1804-1890
    [ Art work : 1824 ]
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    At State Library VIC
    Self-portrait aged 20
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  7. [Georgiana McCrae : Australian Art and Artists file]
    [ Published : 1995 ]
    At Art Gallery NSW Lib
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  8. [Biographical cuttings on Georgia McCrae, former painter, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
    At National Library
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  9. Georgiana's journal / by Georgiana McCrae ; edited by Hugh McCrae, grandson of the diarist
    McCrae, Georgiana, 1804-1890
    [ Book : 1966-1992 ]
    At 28 libraries
    Georgiana's journal / by Georgiana McCrae ; edited by Hugh McCrae, grandson of the diarist
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  10. A glimpse of Georgiana : Georgiana Huntly McCrae 1804-1890
    State Library of Victoria
    [ Book : 1994 ]
    At 2 libraries
    A glimpse of Georgiana : Georgiana Huntly McCrae 1804-1890
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    ... McCrae, Georgiana Huntly ... McCrae, Georgiana Rose ... , Scotland, eldest son of Andrew Murison McCrae, writer to the signet, and his wife Georgiana Huntly McCrae.... ... Murison and Georgiana Huntly McCrae . Born in Scotland on 29 May 1833, he was almost eight years old when ...
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  1. McCrae, Georgiana Huntley
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  1. Georgiana McCrae: 1804-1890: a duke's daughter and award winning artist in the antipodes
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  2. Georgiana McCrae in Victoria
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  3. The day Georgiana McCrae got it wrong
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  4. Georgiana McCrae and the La Trobe friendship
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    [ Article : 2011 ]
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  1. Georgiana McCrae's music book
    McCrae, Georgiana Huntly Gordon, 1804-1890
    [ Printed music : 1856 ]
    At University of Sydney
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  2. Picturesque pursuits : colonial women artists & the amateur tradition / Caroline Jordan
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  3. Oral history interview with Irene McBeath
    McBeath, Irene Isabel, b. 1891
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  4. Australian Portraits: The Small Picture
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  1. NOTICE
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette. Business (National : 1987 - 2004) Tuesday 13 July 1993 p 2251

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    ... . Marcus Clarke to George McCrae 1880. Vendor H. McCrae. Robert Browning to Henry Parkes 26 December 1883 ... . George Johnston to John Piper 12 April 1804. Donor un known. Matthew Flinders to Joseph Banks 12 July ... 301 words
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  2. NOTICE OF CANCELLATION OF GOLD-MINING LEASES.
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Tuesday 7 June 1892 [Issue No.419 (SUPPLEMENT)] p 4646

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    ... . Walsh and others A. McCrae and others W. Butler and another .... J. Love G. M. Simpson and others W. A ... -Liability). Do Do Do GL 4 ,, 133 ,, 3 ,, 114 County Georgiana, parish Gillindich ... do do do do do do ...... 10 ... 439 words
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  3. WITHDRAWAL OF APPLICATIONS FOR RENEWAL
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    ... -0286) Exploration Licence No. 4118, CRA Exploration Pty Limited (A.C.N. 000 057 125) and J. A. and B. J. Mc ... , Counties of Georgiana and Westmoreland (8830), area of 1 unit, dated 2 March 1992. The licence ceased to ... 145 words
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  1. Arthur's Seat Homestead - now McCrae Homestead
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  1. Georgiana McCrae : artist file
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  2. A glimpse of Georgiana : Georgiana Huntly McCrae 1804-1890
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  3. A McCrae miscellany : Georgiana Huntly McCrae, George Gordon McCrae and Hugh Raymond McCrae; their books, mss., letters and drawings, in the library of Harry F. Chaplin
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  4. Georgiana McCrae’s manuscript music collections: a life in music
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  1. GEORGIANA McCRAE
    The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946) Saturday 8 December 1934 p 5 Article
    ... GEORGIANA McCRAE Mr. Hugh McCrae Is rather a shy litterateur, writing far too little. He has ... Ago" (Angus and Robertson, 21/). Mr. McCrae is a grandson of Georglana McCrae, Georgiana McCrae, nee ... 843 words
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  2. Gifted woman who suffered outside of her natural milieu GEORGIANA. A Biography of Georgiana McCrae, Painter, Diarist, Pioneer. By Brenda Niall. Melbourne University Press. 344pp. $...
    The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) Saturday 8 October 1994 p 13 Article Illustrated
    ... Gifted woman who suffered outside of her natural milieu GEORGIANA. A Biography of Georgiana McCrae, ... beloved Scotland. Brcnda Niall's biography of Georgiana McCrae is an engrossing tale. The real life had ... 861 words
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  3. GEORGE GORDON McCRAE. AN APPRECIATION.
    The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946) Saturday 20 August 1927 p 52 Article Illustrated
    ... father, Andrew Murison McCrae. was a writer to the signet, and his mother, Georgiana Huntley Gordon, an ... GEORGE GORDON McCRAE AN APPRECIATION By Ernest McCaughan One spring afternoon, more than 80 years ... 2406 words
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