C1789

Arthur Phillip Esq. Captain General & Commander in Chief & Over the Territory of New South Wales.

The first portrait of the first Governor of Australia. In 1786, Phillip was appointed captain of the convict ship HMS Sirius and appointed Governor-designate of New South Wales, the proposed British penal colony on the east coast of Australia.

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Full Title:

Arthur Phillip Esq. Captain General & Commander in Chief & Over the Territory of New South Wales.

Date:

C1789

Engraver:

W. Sherwin 

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured stipple engraving.

Image Size: 

145mm 
x 220mm
AUTHENTICITY
Arthur Phillip Esq. Captain General & Commander in Chief & Over the Territory of New South Wales. - Antique Print from 1789

Genuine antique
dated:

1789

Description:

The first portrait of the first Governor of Australia. In 1786, Phillip was appointed captain of the convict ship HMS Sirius and appointed Governor-designate of New South Wales, the proposed British penal colony on the east coast of Australia.

Joseph Hutchins Fowles (1810 - 1878)

Fowles arrived in Sydney from London in August 1838, accompanied by his wife, as cabin passenger on the Fortune. He came to public attention in 1847 with his contributions to the first exhibition of the Society for the Promotion of Fine Arts in Australia. In July 1848 Fowles issued the first part of his series Sydney in 1848 which contained 'elegant' streets and buildings which were made with painstaking accuracy 'to remove the erroneous and discreditable notions current in England concerning this city'. By 1858 Fowles had won a new reputation when Bell's Life in Sydney and Sporting Chronicle designated him 'Our Colonial Herring' as a result of a series of portraits of 'celebrated Australian cracks', racehorses and riding horses. By 1855 Fowles was training and examining young art teachers in drawing for the National Board of Education. In an obituary notice he was described as 'Father of drawing in the city'.

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