C1804

A View of Sydney Cove, New South Wales

Artist:

Edward Dayes after Thomas Watling ?

This historically important separately issued print, is accompanied by it&#8217s very rare key which identifies the buildings depicted. First state of two, one of the obvious differences to identify this first state is the longer pennant. The original drawing for … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

A View of Sydney Cove, New South Wales

Date:

C1804

Artist:

Edward Dayes after Thomas Watling ?

Engraver:

Francis Jukes 

Condition:

In good condition, two minor tears at top right and lower right, faint printers crease on left hand side to sheet edges, explanatory key with remnants of adhesive tape to edges affecting last two lines of text.

Technique:

Image Size: 

603mm 
x 393mm

Frame Size: 

945mm 
x 790mm
AUTHENTICITY
A View of Sydney Cove, New South Wales - Antique Print from 1804

Genuine antique
dated:

1804

Description:

This historically important separately issued print, is accompanied by it&#8217s very rare key which identifies the buildings depicted. First state of two, one of the obvious differences to identify this first state is the longer pennant. The original drawing for this aquatint, now lost, was most likely produced in the colony by the convicted artist Thomas Watling in about 1800 and re-drawn by Edward Dayes for the London engraver Francis Jukes. It is taken from Dawes Point looking eastward. On the eastern foreshore, Governor King can be seen driving towards the Tank Stream in his coach,the tanks which gave the stream its name are visible just above the ship in dry dock in the mid foreground. This is the brig Portland, the first attempt at local ship-building, initiated by Governor Hunter in 1797,the ship was not launched until 1816 and renamed Henrietta Elizabeth. Title of the key &quotExplanatory Description of the Publick Buildings etc of the Town of Sydney, Port Jackson: as expressed in the View engraved under the inspection of Mr Thompson late acting chief Surgeon to the Settlement&quot. sic Reference Hunt &amp Davidson Sydney Views 1788-1888 2007 Plates 34 &amp 35 page 632/63

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