TLF ID R3388
This is a watercolour, measuring 22.8 cm x 31.9 cm, by Samuel Thomas Gill (1818-80), a famous colonial artist. It shows Charles Thatcher (1831-78), a comic singer well known on the gold fields, performing popular songs on stage at the Charlie Napier Hotel in Ballarat with a female accompanist. The painting has the artist's initials, 'STG', in the bottom left-hand corner, where the title is also inscribed: 'Concert Room Charlie Napier Hotel, Ballarat, June, '55, Thatcher's popular songs'.
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