Brierly, Oswald W. B. (Oswald Walters B) (1817-1894)

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Brierly, O. W. (Oswald Walters) (1817-1894)
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Brierly, Oswald Walters (1817-1894)
Brierly, Oswald Walters B. (1817-1894)
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Marine artist; Marine Painter; Artist; Painter; Curator of the Queen's pictures in the Painted Hall; Greenwich
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Sir Oswald Walters Brierly (1817-1894), marine painter, was born on 19 May 1817 at Chester, son of Dr Thomas Brierly, an amateur artist. He studied at the art school of Henry Sass, Bloomsbury Street, London,...

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Oswald Walters Brierly was a well-respected marine and natural history painter whose works are held in many public and private collections in Australia and England.

marine and natural history painter, was born on 19 May 1817 at Chester, England, son of a local doctor with artistic interests. This entry is a stub. You can help DAAO by submitting a

  • 1841 Aboard the RYS Wanderer

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Oswald Brierly accompanied Owen Stanley on the survey expedition in 1848 around the Barrier Reef and New Guinea, and later joined H. Keppel in HMS "Meander" cruising in the Pacific. He again visited Australia in 1867-1868 while travelling on the HMS "Galatea".

Born Chester, England, 19 May 1817. Died London, 14 December 1894. Knighted 1885. Educated Henry Sass's art school, Bloombsbury Street, London, studied naval architecture and possibly navigation at Plymouth. Arrived Sydney on the "Wanderer", under Benjamin Boyd, 1842; manager, Boyd's pastoral and whaling business 1842-48; surveyed the Barrier Reef, the Louisiade Archipelago and part of the New Guinea coast with Own Stanley in the "Rattlesnake" 1848-50; returned to England on "Meander" 1850-51, sketching in many of the ports of call; "Brief Geographical Sketch of the Friendly Islands, with an account of the visit of H.M.S. Meander, to the Island of Tongatabu, June, 1850" printed in the "Journal of the Royal Geographic Society" 1852; commissioned as a war artist by "Illustrated London News" during the Crimean war 1854-55; several commissions for the royal family; several cruises with the duke of Edinburgh 1863-69, including around the world trip in the "Galatea" which called in at various ports in Australia; marine painter to Queen Victoria and to the Royal Yacht Squadron from 1874; curator of the Painted Hall at Greenwich from 1881. A small island in the Louisiade Archipelago is named after him.

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  • Private collections
  • National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, England, UK
  • Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England, UK
  • Collection of Kerry Stokes, Australia
  • Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, SA
  • Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart, TAS
  • La Trobe Collection, State Library of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC
  • National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC
  • Australian National University, Canberra, ACT
  • National Library of Australia, Canberra, ACT
  • National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT
  • University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW
  • Dixson Library, State Library of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
  • Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
  • Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
  • Queensland Art Gallery
  • James Cook University, Townsville, QLD
  • Melbourne International Exhibition
  • Queensland Exhibition
  • Royal Academy
  • New South Wales Academy of Art
  • Melbourne Public Library exhibition
  • Royal Academy
  • Royal Academy
  • (see also) MacGillivray, John
  • (see also) Huxley, Thomas
  • (see also) Bloxsome, Oswald
  • (see also) Keppel, Henry
  • (see also) Alfred,
  • (see also) Boyd, Benjamin
  • (see also) Art, New South Wales Academy Of
  • (see also) Chevalier, Nicholas
  • (see also) McCrae, George Gordon
  • (see also) Newry, Francis Charles
  • (see also) Stanley, Owen
  • (see also) Royal Geographical Society
  • (see also) British Royal Society of Painters in Water Colours
  • (see also) Royal Yacht Squadron
  • (see also) Admiral Blake Blockading the Royalist Fleet under Prince Rupert
  • (see also) Man Overboard, in the Baltic
  • (see also) HMS 'Rattlesnake' in a Squall off the Island of Timor
  • (see also) A South Sea Whale Chase
  • (see also) Harbour Scene
  • (see also) HMS 'Rattlesnake' in Evans Bay
  • (see also) The Death Flurry
  • (see also) Album of watercolour sketches
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  1. Brierly, Oswald Walters
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  1. [Sir Oswald Walters Brierly : Australian and New Zealand Art Files]
    Brierly, Oswald Walters, Sir, 1817-1894
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  2. Sir Oswald Walters Brierly : sailing ships and ports of the seven seas, April 4 through May 30 : [exhibition catalogue] / Hunter Museum of Art
    Brierly, Oswald W. B. (Oswald Walters B.), 1817-1894
    [ Book : 1982 ]
    At 2 libraries
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  3. Oswald W.B. Brierly : pictorial and manuscript collection, ca. 1816-1883
    Brierly, Oswald W. B. (Oswald Walters B.), 1817-1894
    [ Art work, Book : 1883 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  4. Vessels running into Ramsgate / Sir Oswald Walters Brierly
    Brierly, Oswald W. B. (Oswald Walters B.), 1817-1894
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  5. Benjamin Boyd's yacht, Wanderer / Sir Oswald Walters Brierly
    Brierly, Oswald W. B. (Oswald Walters B.), 1817-1894
    [ Art work : 1963 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  6. The yacht Wanderer / Sir Oswald Walters Brierly
    Brierly, Oswald W. B. (Oswald Walters B.), 1817-1894
    [ Photograph : 1965 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  7. Oswald W.B. Brierly - Crimean War, 1854-1855
    Brierly, Oswald W. B. (Oswald Walters B.), 1817-1894
    [ Art work, Book : 1854-1855 ]
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  8. Copy of last Will and testament of Sir Oswald Walters Brierly, 7 September 1894
    Brierly, Oswald W. B. (Oswald Walters B.), 1817-1894
    [ Photograph : 1894 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  9. [Whaling scene, Boyd's Tower in the foreground, 1848-1894 / watercolour attributed to Oswald Brierly]
    Brierly, Oswald W. B. (Oswald Walters B.), 1817-1894
    [ Art work : 1894 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  10. Oswald W.B. Brierly : studies of sailing ships, ca. 1838-1857, 1870-1883
    Brierly, Oswald W. B. (Oswald Walters B.), 1817-1894
    [ Art work : 1883 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  1. [Sir Oswald Walters Brierly : Australian and New Zealand Art Files]
    Brierly, Oswald Walters, Sir, 1817-1894
    [ Published ]
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  2. Sir Oswald Walters Brierly : sailing ships and ports of the seven seas, April 4 through May 30 : [exhibition catalogue] / Hunter Museum of Art
    Brierly, Oswald W. B. (Oswald Walters B.), 1817-1894
    [ Book : 1982 ]
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  3. Oswald W.B. Brierly : pictorial and manuscript collection, ca. 1816-1883
    Brierly, Oswald W. B. (Oswald Walters B.), 1817-1894
    [ Art work, Book : 1883 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  4. Loan exhibition of works by Sir Oswald Walters Brierly... marine painter to the Queen : a catalogue of water-colour drawings lent by Her Majesty the Queen... now on exhibition at The Pall Mall Gallery
    Pall Mall Gallery
    [ Book : 1887 ]
    At RGSSA Library
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  5. Sir Oswald Brierly
    [ Photograph : 1934 ]
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  6. South Sea Whalers boiling blubber. Boats preparing to get a Whale alongside / copy photograph of watercolour by Oswald W. Brierly
    [ Photograph : 1885 ]
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  7. The Australian Steam Packet Sea Horse on her trial cruise / lithographed by Fairland, 45 St. John's Square, after O. W. Brierly, [184-?]
    Fairland, Thomas, 1804-1852
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    At State Library of NSW
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  8. The Australian Steam Packet Sea Horse on her trial cruise / O.W. Brierly del. Fairland lith, 45 St John's Square, [184-?]
    Fairland, Thomas, 1804-1852
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    The Australian Steam Packet Sea Horse on her trial cruise / O.W. Brierly del. Fairland lith, 45 St John's Square, [184-?]
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  9. Marine paintings, 1875-1882 / photograph of the watercolour drawings by Oswald W. Brierly
    [ Photograph : 1875-1882 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  10. The late Sir Oswald Walters Brierly, R.W.S., Marine Painter to the Queen / [photographed by] Elliott & Fry [London]
    Elliott and Fry (Photographers)
    [ Photograph : 1885 ]
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    The late Sir Oswald Walters Brierly, R.W.S., Marine Painter to the Queen / [photographed by] Elliott & Fry [London]
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  1. Stanley, Owen (1811-1849)
    Marine surveyor; Artist; ; Draughtsman; Naval officer; 7600; Naval Officer
    ... Brierly, Oswald Walters ... Leycester, Oswald ... future bishop of Norwich, and his wife Catherine, daughter of Rev. Oswald Leycester, rector of Stoke ... , bishop of Norwich, and Catherine, daughter of Rev. Oswald Leicester, rector of Stoke, Shropshire, England.... ...
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  1. SIR OSWALD WALTERS BRIERLY. WHALER AND ARTIST[?]
    The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW : 1883 - 1930) Saturday 2 December 1916 p 9 Article
    ... painting and who ns an amateur used tho brush ns a pns-( ,i aw<ls born tho cltY of Chester on May 13, 1817 ... SIR OSWALD WALTERS BRIERLY. WHALER AND ARTISTt (By Cnptain J. IL WATSON.) One of tho most ... 2155 words
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  2. THE CAREER AND PAINTINGS OF SIR OSWALD BRIERLY.
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Saturday 13 February 1886 p 8 Article
    ... btating ยก ' that Mr.. Oswald W. Brierly, marino printer to her majesty tho Qiieeu, was to leceive tho ... THE CAREER- AND PAINTINGS OF, SIR OSWALD BRIERLY. Wo recently published an extract from the 'limes ... 2891 words
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  3. THE WANDERER AND O. W. BRIERLY. TO THE EDITOR OF THE HERALD.
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Wednesday 15 May 1907 p 10 Article
    ... THE WANDERER AND O. W.   BRIERLY.   TO THE EDITOR OF THE HERALD.   Sir,-The writer ... of the letter signed "S. ' F." Is absolutely in error in the remarks he makes about O. W. Brierly ... 126 words
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    ... , Walhollow ; Norriss James C., Carringobelidi; Ottley R. B., Bang hut ; Ottley R. B., Mandoe; Ogilvie W. R ... and Huon, Burrabogie, Came J. B. and T. W., Nemer Creek; Collins J. G., Glen Ken; Chippendale Thomas ... 4375 words
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    ... Station; Bettington J. H.,MinneMin iane ; Bagot Walter, Coghill; Bucknell W. C.; Baldwin H. and B ... ; -Boyd William, Broad Meadows; Bundock W. C., Fairy Hill; Bundock W. C,, Bridgeman; Bloxsome Oswald ... 6047 words
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  3. AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY NATIONAL MEMORIALS ORDINANCE 1928-1972
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    ... CRESCENT William Bingley (1817-1893) BINNS STREET Kenneth Binns (1882-1969) BROPHY STREET James Brophy ... 1898; M.L.C., 1890-1894. Pioneer of Croydon, Victoria, from c. 1887; one of original land holders ... 18746 words
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  1. Sketch of my first Camp / at Rockin ...
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    Sketch of my first Camp / at Rockingham Bay, 1848 / O.W. Brierly
  2. Sydney Cove, N.S.W. Emigrants Leavi ...
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    Sydney Cove, N.S.W. Emigrants Leaving the Ship / by O.W. Brierly, 1853
  3. Item 09: [Fresh Breeze off Eddyston ...
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    Item 09: [Fresh Breeze off Eddystone], 1875 / watercolour by Oswald W. Brierly
  4. [H.M.S. Galatea amongst icebergs in ...
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    [H.M.S. Galatea amongst icebergs in the Southern Ocean] / by O.W. Brierly
  5. The Wanderers, R.Y.S. / by O.W. Bri ...
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    Item 11: Emigrant ship arriving off Sydney Heads, 1883 / watercolour by Oswald Brierly

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  1. The cruise of H.M.S. Galatea, Captain H.R.H. the Duke of Edinburgh in 1867-1868 / by John Milner and Oswald W. Brierly
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