C1824

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

Rare early colonial view of Hobart by the convict, art forger Joseph Lycett taken from present day Kangaroo Bluff to illustrate the towns situation, surrounded by ‘majestic Mountain‘. From Lycett, J. Views in Australia, or, New South Wales & Van Diemen’s … Read Full Description

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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:

Aquatint with original hand colouring.

Image Size: 

270mm 
x 170mm

Paper Size: 

350mm 
x 250mm
AUTHENTICITY
Distant View of Hobart Town, Van Diemen's Land, from Bluffhead. - Antique View from 1824

Genuine antique
dated:

1824

Description:

Rare early colonial view of Hobart by the convict, art forger Joseph Lycett taken from present day Kangaroo Bluff to illustrate the towns situation, surrounded by ‘majestic Mountain‘.

From Lycett, J. Views in Australia, or, New South Wales & Van Diemen’s Land delineated.. London.

References:
Ferguson, J. A. Bibliography of Australia Volumes 1-8, Canberra 1976 974.
Abbey, J.R. Travel in Aquatint and Lithography 1770-1860. London 1972 570.
Tooley, R.V. English books with coloured plates, 1790 to 1860. Folkstone 1973 310.
Wantrup, J. Australian Rare Books. Sydney 1987 218b.

Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 8037393
State Library South Australia: 994T L981
National Gallery Australia: 35745
University Library Melbourne: 919.44042 LYCE
National Gallery Victoria: Accession Number2008.251
State Library Victoria: RARELTEF 919.402 L 98 V
British Museum London: 1917,1208.25.1-50
State Library New South Wales: MRB/F980.1/L

References:
Ferguson, J. A. Bibliography of Australia Volumes 1-8, Canberra 1976: 974.
Tooley, R.V. English books with coloured plates, 1790 to 1860. Folkstone 1973: 310.
Abbey, J.R. Travel in Aquatint and Lithography 1770-1860. London 1972: 570.
Wantrup, J. Australian Rare Books. Sydney 1987: 218b.


Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 138532
State Library South Australia: 994T L981 c++
University Library Melbourne: Call 919.44042 LYCE
:

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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