C1824

Distant View of Hobart Town, Van Diemen's Land, from Bluffhead.

View of Hobart taken from present day Kangaroo Bluff to illustrate the towns situation, surrounded by ‘majestic Mountain’.

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S/N: VIAVD-TH-028–184225
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Full Title:

Distant View of Hobart Town, Van Diemen’s Land, from Bluffhead.

Date:

C1824

Condition:

Repaired tear to top margin, not affecting the image, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Original hand-coloured aquatint

Image Size: 

270mm 
x 170mm
AUTHENTICITY
Distant View of Hobart Town, Van Diemen's Land, from Bluffhead. - Antique View from 1824

Genuine antique
dated:

1824

Description:

View of Hobart taken from present day Kangaroo Bluff to illustrate the towns situation, surrounded by ‘majestic Mountain’.

Joseph Lycett (1777 - 1828)

Painter & forger convicted in 1811 & transported to Botany Bay. On arrival he was given his ticket of leave but soon was reconvicted for forgery and sent to the penal settlement of Newcastle. Again in 1821 he received a pardon and returned to England armed with a portfolio of colonial views. In 1824 John published “Views in Australia” dedicated to the Earl of Bathurst. Lycett is acknowledged as being one the most important colonial artists to record the progress of the colony.

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