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Blue Gum trees, Shanes Park, June 2 1835 / drawn by Conrad Martens
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Title:
Blue gum trees, Shanes Park, June 2 1835 / Conrad Martens
Creator:
Date:
1835
Format:
1 drawing : pencil on paper ; 27 x 18.5 cm.
Inscription:
Inscribed in pencil, upper right, 'Blue gum trees Shanes Park / June 2 - 35'.
Subject:
Description:
A related drawing titled 'South Creek - Shane's Park Aug 3/35' is held in the Dixson collection of the State Library of NSW [ ZDL PX 24, f.14]
When Martens made this drawing in 1835, Shane's Park on South Creek near St Mary's was the estate of former colonial Surgeon John Harris (1754-1838). J.T. Ryan in his 'Reminiscences of Australia' (Sydney, George Robertson & Company, 1895), described the property as "one of the prettiest places in the County of Cumberland".
Elizabeth Ellis, in Conrad Martens: life & art 1994, p.163, explains that 'Martens began drawing gum trees soon after his arrival in New South Wales. The first date from May 1835 and his visit to P.P. King's property, Dunheved, South Creek, near Penrith'.
Provenance:
Sotheby's Fine Australian and European Paintings, Sculpture, Drawings and Photographs, Sydney, 16 August 1999, lot 282; Caroline Simpson Collection, Clyde Bank, The Rocks, Sydney, 1999-2004.
Source:
Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection ; Caroline Simpson Collection: L2005/18
Rights:
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Material Type:
Picture
Record number:
30944