Portrait of George Barrington. BARRINGTON, ANON.

Portrait of George Barrington.

London: 1804-, 1809.

Stippled engraving, 98 x 75 mm.

Fine image of the famous pickpocket

A very good portrait of Barrington, within an octagonal border. George Barrington was convicted of felonry and transported with the Third Fleet in 1791. Soon after his arrival in Sydney Cove, Barrington's "irreproachable conduct" led Governor Phillip to appoint him watchman of the government stores at Parramatta. Thus began his reformation from criminal to upstanding citizen. In 1792 he received a conditional pardon. In 1796, with a year of his sentence still to serve, Governor Hunter gave him an absolute pardon, the first ticket-of-leave to be issued in the colony. He was appointed chief constable of Parramatta, with Hunter describing him as "one of the most zealous on public duty and one of the most exemplary in private life of any within the colony".

A very good portrait of Barrington, within an octagonal border. George Barrington was convicted of felonry and transported with the Third Fleet in 1791. Soon after his arrival in Sydney Cove, Barrington's "irreproachable conduct" led Governor Phillip to appoint him watchman of the government stores at Parramatta. Thus began his reformation from criminal to upstanding citizen. In 1792 he received a conditional pardon. In 1796, with a year of his sentence still to serve, Governor Hunter gave him an absolute pardon, the first ticket-of-leave to be issued in the colony. He was appointed chief constable of Parramatta, with Hunter describing him as "one of the most zealous on public duty and one of the most exemplary in private life of any within the colony".

Nan Kivell and Spence, p. 23.

Price (AUD): $450.00  other currencies Ref: #3002910

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