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    • CHARLES HENRY THEODORE COSTANTINI (1803 - 1860), Portrait of Frederick George Page, ink, watercolour and gouache on paper, signed lower right, 20 x 18cm., with original manuscript details attached verso "Frederick George Page Born December 8th, 1843
      Nov. 28, 2021

      CHARLES HENRY THEODORE COSTANTINI (1803 - 1860), Portrait of Frederick George Page, ink, watercolour and gouache on paper, signed lower right, 20 x 18cm., with original manuscript details attached verso "Frederick George Page Born December 8th, 1843

      Est: $8,000 - $10,000

      CHARLES HENRY THEODORE COSTANTINI (1803 - 1860), Portrait of Frederick George Page, ink, watercolour and gouache on paper, signed lower right, 20 x 18cm., with original manuscript details attached verso "Frederick George Page Born December 8th, 1843 Portrait taken in Aug. 1849", presented in the original birds-eye huon pine frame. Also, a Page family Birthday scripture book in which the dates of birth of many family members are recorded by hand. Costantini (also Constantine, Constantini and Costantine) was a Paris-born surgeon of Italian descent who was twice transported to the Australian colonies in the 1820s. In the first instance, as Theodore Constantine, he was convicted at the Old Bailey of stealing jewellery and had his death sentence commuted to transportation to New South Wales for life. He arrived in Sydney in September 1823 and in August 1825 he was granted a free pardon by Governor Thomas Brisbane and he returned to England. Shortly after his return to England, however, he was found guilty of thieving two £5 notes and was banished to Van Diemen’s Land for seven years. His entry in the Convict Department’s conduct register describes him as ‘disposed to be very troublesome’. Dispatched to the penal station at Macquarie Harbour, he was put to work in the hospital as a dispenser of medicines but attracted the attention of the settlement’s commandant, James Butler, who in January 1828 wrote to the colonial secretary of his intention to employ Costantini in making sketches ‘in order to afford His Excellency an idea of this Station and its Localities’. He managed to receive his certificate of freedom in March 1834 and by 1838 was in Launceston, advertising his availability in the Cornwall Chronicle for the execution of ‘portraits in the most correct style, also, views, and sketches of gentleman’s farms, &c’. He died in Hawaii in 1860.  

      Leski Auctions Pty Ltd
    • CHARLES HENRY THEODORE COSTANTINI (attributed), portrait of a girl, 19th century, watercolour, in original circular cedar frame, image 22cm diameter, frame 29.5cm overall
      Nov. 24, 2019

      CHARLES HENRY THEODORE COSTANTINI (attributed), portrait of a girl, 19th century, watercolour, in original circular cedar frame, image 22cm diameter, frame 29.5cm overall

      Est: $1,500 - $2,500

      CHARLES HENRY THEODORE COSTANTINI (attributed), portrait of a girl, 19th century, watercolour, in original circular cedar frame, image 22cm diameter, frame 29.5cm overall

      Leski Auctions Pty Ltd
    • Charles Henry Theodore Costantini (b France 1803 Aust 1823-25, 1827-57, -1860) British, Australia - Portrait of Mary Tame
      Mar. 05, 2019

      Charles Henry Theodore Costantini (b France 1803 Aust 1823-25, 1827-57, -1860) British, Australia - Portrait of Mary Tame

      Est: $5,500 - $6,500

      Charles Henry Theodore Costantini (b France 1803 Aust 1823-25, 1827-57, -1860) British, Australia - Portrait of Mary Tame. One of the most colourful characters and artists of the early years of the Tasmanian colony, Charles Henry Theodore Costantini, thief, forger, surgeon and artist was born in Paris in 1803 and is distinguished by being one of the few convicts transported twice to Australia. Despite these beginnings, Costantini received his certificate of freedom in 1834, after which time he established himself as a painter of portraits and homesteads in Van Diemen’s Land. Much of his life remains shrouded in mystery, and it appears he was more than happy to be an enigma. Costantini died in Hawaii in 1860, age 57. Costantini’s portraits exhibit delicate proportions and few landscape features. There are very few known examples, and are therefore valuable links to colonial Tasmanian history. Portrait of Mary Anne Tame an accompanying portrait to her sister Sophia Ann Tame who is presumably Mary Ann Tame’s sister, exhibited 1989 Masterpiece Gallery, Hobart. Both portraits were signed and dated 1854. It also appears that Mary Ann Tame’s mother was also called Mary Ann Tame. Mary Tame’s marriage certificate, which notes married to William Latham United Church England and Ireland, Franklin 1870.Charles Henry Theodore Costantini (b France 1803 Aust 1823-25, 1827-57, -1860) British, Australia - Portrait of Mary Tame. One of the most colourful characters and artists of the early years of the Tasmanian colony, Charles Henry Theodore Costantini, thief, forger, surgeon and artist was born in Paris in 1803 and is distinguished by being one of the few convicts transported twice to Australia. Despite these beginnings, Costantini received his certificate of freedom in 1834, after which time he established himself as a painter of portraits and homesteads in Van Diemen’s Land. Much of his life remains shrouded in mystery, and it appears he was more than happy to be an enigma. Costantini died in Hawaii in 1860, age 57. Costantini’s portraits exhibit delicate proportions and few landscape features. There are very few known examples, and are therefore valuable links to colonial Tasmanian history. Portrait of Mary Anne Tame an accompanying portrait to her sister Sophia Ann Tame who is presumably Mary Ann Tame’s sister, exhibited 1989 Masterpiece Gallery, Hobart. Both portraits were signed and dated 1854. It also appears that Mary Ann Tame’s mother was also called Mary Ann Tame. Mary Tame’s marriage certificate, which notes married to William Latham United Church England and Ireland, Franklin 1870.Charles Henry Theodore Costantini (b France 1803 Aust 1823-25, 1827-57, -1860) British, Australia - Portrait of Mary Tame. One of the most colourful characters and artists of the early years of the Tasmanian colony, Charles Henry Theodore Costantini, thief, forger, surgeon and artist was born in Paris in 1803 and is distinguished by being one of the few convicts transported twice to Australia. Despite these beginnings, Costantini received his certificate of freedom in 1834, after which time he established himself as a painter of portraits and homesteads in Van Diemen’s Land. Much of his life remains shrouded in mystery, and it appears he was more than happy to be an enigma. Costantini died in Hawaii in 1860, age 57. Costantini’s portraits exhibit delicate proportions and few landscape features. There are very few known examples, and are therefore valuable links to colonial Tasmanian history. Portrait of Mary Anne Tame an accompanying portrait to her sister Sophia Ann Tame who is presumably Mary Ann Tame’s sister, exhibited 1989 Masterpiece Gallery, Hobart. Both portraits were signed and dated 1854. It also appears that Mary Ann Tame’s mother was also called Mary Ann Tame. Mary Tame’s marriage certificate, which notes married to William Latham United Church England and Ireland, Franklin 1870.Charles Henry Theodore Costantini (b France 1803 Aust 1823-25, 1827-57, -1860) British, Australia - Portrait of Mary Tame. One of the most colourful characters and artists of the early years of the Tasmanian colony, Charles Henry Theodore Costantini, thief, forger, surgeon and artist was born in Paris in 1803 and is distinguished by being one of the few convicts transported twice to Australia. Despite these beginnings, Costantini received his certificate of freedom in 1834, after which time he established himself as a painter of portraits and homesteads in Van Diemen’s Land. Much of his life remains shrouded in mystery, and it appears he was more than happy to be an enigma. Costantini died in Hawaii in 1860, age 57. Costantini’s portraits exhibit delicate proportions and few landscape features. There are very few known examples, and are therefore valuable links to colonial Tasmanian history. Portrait of Mary Anne Tame an accompanying portrait to her sister Sophia Ann Tame who is presumably Mary Ann Tame’s sister, exhibited 1989 Masterpiece Gallery, Hobart. Both portraits were signed and dated 1854. It also appears that Mary Ann Tame’s mother was also called Mary Ann Tame. Mary Tame’s marriage certificate, which notes married to William Latham United Church England and Ireland, Franklin 1870.Charles Henry Theodore Costantini (b France 1803 Aust 1823-25, 1827-57, -1860) British, Australia - Portrait of Mary Tame. One of the most colourful characters and artists of the early years of the Tasmanian colony, Charles Henry Theodore Costantini, thief, forger, surgeon and artist was born in Paris in 1803 and is distinguished by being one of the few convicts transported twice to Australia. Despite these beginnings, Costantini received his certificate of freedom in 1834, after which time he established himself as a painter of portraits and homesteads in Van Diemen’s Land. Much of his life remains shrouded in mystery, and it appears he was more than happy to be an enigma. Costantini died in Hawaii in 1860, age 57. Costantini’s portraits exhibit delicate proportions and few landscape features. There are very few known examples, and are therefore valuable links to colonial Tasmanian history. Portrait of Mary Anne Tame an accompanying portrait to her sister Sophia Ann Tame who is presumably Mary Ann Tame’s sister, exhibited 1989 Masterpiece Gallery, Hobart. Both portraits were signed and dated 1854. It also appears that Mary Ann Tame’s mother was also called Mary Ann Tame. Mary Tame’s marriage certificate, which notes married to William Latham United Church England and Ireland, Franklin 1870.Charles Henry Theodore Costantini (b France 1803 Aust 1823-25, 1827-57, -1860) British, Australia - Portrait of Mary Tame. One of the most colourful characters and artists of the early years of the Tasmanian colony, Charles Henry Theodore Costantini, thief, forger, surgeon and artist was born in Paris in 1803 and is distinguished by being one of the few convicts transported twice to Australia. Despite these beginnings, Costantini received his certificate of freedom in 1834, after which time he established himself as a painter of portraits and homesteads in Van Diemen’s Land. Much of his life remains shrouded in mystery, and it appears he was more than happy to be an enigma. Costantini died in Hawaii in 1860, age 57. Costantini’s portraits exhibit delicate proportions and few landscape features. There are very few known examples, and are therefore valuable links to colonial Tasmanian history. Portrait of Mary Anne Tame an accompanying portrait to her sister Sophia Ann Tame who is presumably Mary Ann Tame’s sister, exhibited 1989 Masterpiece Gallery, Hobart. Both portraits were signed and dated 1854. It also appears that Mary Ann Tame’s mother was also called Mary Ann Tame. Mary Tame’s marriage certificate, which notes married to William Latham United Church England and Ireland, Franklin 1870.

      Colville Auctions
    • C. H. T. COSTANTINI 1803-1860 South East View of Windsor Park 1854 ink, watercolour and gouache on paper
      May. 13, 2014

      C. H. T. COSTANTINI 1803-1860 South East View of Windsor Park 1854 ink, watercolour and gouache on paper

      Est: $15,000 - $20,000

      C. H. T. COSTANTINI 1803-1860 South East View of Windsor Park 1854 ink, watercolour and gouache on paper signed and dated 'C.H.T. Costantini Pinxt. Novr. 1854' lower right 49.2 x 78.5 cm PROVENANCE Sir William Crowther, Hobart Archibald Meston, Windsor Park, Tasmania By descent Private Collection, Victoria LITERATURE 'Windsor Park', Colonial Times, Hobart, 9 March 1855, p.3

      Smith & Singer
    • Charles Henry Theodore Costantini (French/Australian, 1804-1860) Pair of Family Portrait Miniatures. Signed and dated "C.H.T. Costantin
      Mar. 03, 2013

      Charles Henry Theodore Costantini (French/Australian, 1804-1860) Pair of Family Portrait Miniatures. Signed and dated "C.H.T. Costantin

      Est: $400 - $600

      Charles Henry Theodore Costantini (French/Australian, 1804-1860) Pair of Family Portrait Miniatures. Signed and dated "C.H.T. Costantini 1856" l.r. Watercolor on paper, mother/daughter and father/son portraits, 6 3/4 x 5 3/4 in., in matching molded rosewood frames with gilt liners. Condition: Minor toning and foxing.

      Skinner
    • COLONIAL PORTRAIT BY CONVICT ARTIST CHARLES HENRY
      Jun. 16, 2012

      COLONIAL PORTRAIT BY CONVICT ARTIST CHARLES HENRY

      Est: -

      COLONIAL PORTRAIT BY CONVICT ARTIST CHARLES HENRY THEODORE COSTANTINI - THE CHILDREN OF WILLIAM AND ELIZABETH NEWITT OF "GREEN HILLS" ORIELTON - SIGNED AND DATED 1855 - 25X21 CM

      Gowans Auctions
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