C1789

A View in New South Wales.

C.18th First Fleet romanticised view of the Australian landscape from a sketch made at the infant penal colony at Sydney Cove that was sent back to England. Early artists attempting to capture the Australian landscape created works that reflected the … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

A View in New South Wales.

Date:

C1789

Engraver:

T. Medland 

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

258mm 
x 200mm

Paper Size: 

228mm 
x 208mm
AUTHENTICITY
A View in New South Wales. - Antique View from 1789

Genuine antique
dated:

1789

Description:

C.18th First Fleet romanticised view of the Australian landscape from a sketch made at the infant penal colony at Sydney Cove that was sent back to England. Early artists attempting to capture the Australian landscape created works that reflected the darker light of Europe and it was not until the landscapes by John Glover in the 1830’s that artists and engravers in Australia would create works that were truly Australian.

Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 1807751
State Library Victoria: Accession no: 30328102131546/12

References:
Ferguson, J. A. Bibliography of Australia Volumes 1-8, Canberra 1976 47.
Wantrup, J. Australian Rare Books. Sydney 1987 pp.59-64, pp.127-128, p.345-5, ill. p.63..
McCormick, T. First Views of Australia 1788-1825. Sydney 1987

Robert Cleveley (1747 - 1809)

Robert Cleveley (1747-1809) Third brother of James Cleveley who was famous painting the death of Cook. This engraving is from the first account of the infant colony at Sydney Cove from information collected by Governer Phillip.

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