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View of part of the river of Sydney, in New South Wales, taken from St Phillip's Church yard
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Title:
View of part of the river of Sydney, in New South Wales, taken from St Phillip's Church yard
Date:
1813
Format:
1 engraving : hand coloured : plate-mark: 28.7 x 35.8 cm.
Inscription:
Titled below image: View of part of the river of Sydney, in New South Wales / taken from St Phillip's Church yard Dedication and publication statement at bottom of sheet: 'Dedicated to His Excellency Lachlan Macquarie Esq. Governor of New South Wales & Colonies / Published Jan 24th 1813 by A. West, Sydney.
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Description:
This engraving is a hand-coloured version of view no. 18 of a set of 24 'Views in New South Wales' published in Sydney 1813-1814 by emancipated convict Absalom West. West placed a notice in the Sydney Gazette on 7 November 1812 announcing the forthcoming publication of 'a select collection of beautiful views of New South Wales drawn and engraved by artists of superior abilities resident in this colony'. The views were to be published on 30 November but publication was delayed "owing to the sudden indisposition of one of the persons employed in their completion" and the first set of 12 views were not ready for delivery until 1 January 1813 (Sydney Gazette 5 Dec 1812; 2 Jan 1813] West published the second set of views between February 1813 and September 1814, and left the colony in October 1814.
In this print no artist or engraver has been given but the view has been attributed to John Eyre (artist) and Philip Slaeger (engraver).
Provenance:
Sotheby's Fine Australian Paintings, 19th April 1993 (Melbourne), lot 304; Caroline Simpson Collection, Clydebank (1993-2003).
Source:
Museum of Sydney ; MOS2007/29-8
Rights:
You may save or print this image for research and study. If you wish to use it for any other purposes, you must contact Sydney Living Museums to request permission.
Material Type:
Picture
Record number:
55959