Stieglitz, Emma von (1807-1880)

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Von Stieglitz, Emma (1807-1880)
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Artist; Draughtsman
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Painted mainly domestic scenes, von Stieglitz also painted portraits of Tasmanian Aboriginal men and women. The latter were regarded as inferior because they were colonial rather than as a slight on her being a female artist.

sketcher, was born in London on 13 November 1807, daughter of George Cowie, a bookseller, and Rachel, nee Buxton. With her mother and three sisters, Emma arrived at Hobart Town on board the Eveline on 7 December 1834 to join her brothers Robert and Anthony. She lived with Robert at his home, Brookstead, Avoca, where, on 3 May 1836, she married John Lewis von Stieglitz. There were no children of the marriage. In about 1839 the von Stieglitzes moved to Ballan, Victoria, some 40 miles from Melbourne, to a property called Ballanee. They returned to Ireland about 1860 and settled at Altmore, County Tyrone where, on 22 August 1868, John died. By November 1875 his widow had returned to Tasmania and was living in Elizabeth Street, Launceston. She remained there until her death from pleurisy, on 1 November 1880. She was buried in the Cypress Street Cemetery, Launceston, although her headstone was subsequently re-erected in the Church of England Cemetery, Evandale. Emma von Stieglitz’s sketchbooks (p.c.) have been published in part in two booklets, Early Van Diemen’s Land 1835-1860 (Hobart 1963), edited by K.R. von Stieglitz, and Emma Von Stieglitz: Her Port Phillip and Victorian Album , published by Fullers Bookshop, Hobart (1964). These pencil and watercolour views, largely of family homes and domestic affairs, range from the interior view of a settler’s hut (1841) and bush kitchen (1854) to the wash-place on the Werribee River at Ballanee (November 1849) and a shepherd’s watch-box (March 1854). Poor Mungit’s Grave, Ballan ...

  • November 1875
  • 7 December 1834 At Hobart Town on board the 'Eveline'.

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  • fl. c.1835 - c.1860

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  1. Emma von Stieglitz: her Port Phillip and Victorian album / Edited by K.R. von Stieglitz ; Preface by Joseph Burke ; Introduction by P.L.Brown
    Stieglitz, Emma von, 1807-1880
    [ Book : 1964 ]
    At 26 libraries
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  2. Killymoon, Tasmania / Emma Stieglitz
    Stieglitz, Emma von, 1807-1880
    [ Art work : 1860 ]
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    At State Library VIC
    Killymoon, Tasmania / Emma Stieglitz
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  3. Bungeeltap House near Ballan in 1851 / Emma von Stieglitz
    Stieglitz, Emma von, 1807-1880
    [ Art work : 1851 ]
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    At State Library VIC
    Bungeeltap House near Ballan in 1851 / Emma von Stieglitz
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  4. Emma Von Stieglitz : her Port Phillip and Victorian Album
    Brown, P.L
    [ Book : 1964 ]
    At RHSV Library
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  5. Early Van Diemen's Land, 1835-1860 / sketches by Emma von Stieglitz ; with a preface by Clifford Craig ; edited by K. R. Von Stieglitz
    Stieglitz, Emma von, 1807-1880
    [ Book : 1963 ]
    At WSU Penrith Lib
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  6. Early Van Diemen's Land, 1835-1860 : sketches / With a pref. by Clifford Craig ; Edited by K. R. Von Stieglitz
    Stieglitz, Emma von, 1807-1880
    [ Book : 1963 ]
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    The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860 - 1954) Saturday 11 November 1950 p 18 Family Notices
    ... , Franklin), Leo, Peter, and Janice (deceased), in her 59th year. R.I.P. VON STIEGLITZ. - Passed peacefully ... the late Henry Lewis von Stieglitz, of Sunnyside, Nile, in her 100th year. Private interment, Church ... 891 words
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  2. POLICE COURT MONDAY, November 30. (Before the Police Magistrate, Mr H. T. A. Murray, and Mr F. W. Von Stieglitz, J.P.) STABBING CASE.
    Daily Telegraph (Launceston, Tas. : 1883 - 1928) Tuesday 1 December 1885 p 3 Article
    ... . Von Stieglitz, J.P.) STABB1NC CASH. Emma Edge was charged, on remand, with having, on the 21st instant ... approached her I said, ' Here, Emma, here's a drink.' With that she made a hit at me with an open knife. I ... 397 words
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    Launceston Examiner (Tas. : 1842 - 1899) Wednesday 3 November 1880 p 2 Family Notices
    ... must be registered. DEATHS. VON STIEGLITZ -On 1st November, at her resi-dence, Elizabeth-street, Emma ... , relict of the late John Von Stieglitz, of Altmor, Ireland, aged 73. ... 70 words
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    ... . Clerk, 5ih Class {14 positions) —F. E. Leask, E. C. Botten, A.. H. M. Polley, L. G. Von Stieglitz, C. B ... , Mary D. Lang, Emma E. Jones, ten new positions created by certificate No. 4484, dated 21st November ... 2143 words
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    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973) Thursday 16 October 1924 [Issue No.75] p 1941

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    ... Vallely Vine Von Stieglitz Waddell Walker Walker Wall Walsh Walsh Walsh Walters Ward' Warde Wassell Waters ... Ann .. John Daniel Henry Cyril Cressy .. George Patrick James Emma Eliza beth T. , Thomas Patrick ... 7048 words
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  3. STATE OF TASMANIA.
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973) Monday 30 September 1912 [Issue No.62] p 2225

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