C1821

North and South Head's in Port Jackson. New South Wales.

Artist:

Capt. James Wallis (1785 - 1858)

Rare view looking towards the Heads taken from Point Piper with Clarke Island at centre. In the foreground is an encampment of Aborigines and on the left a ship is being towed towards Sydney Cove. From Wallis’s very rare, An … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

North and South Head’s in Port Jackson. New South Wales.

Date:

C1821

Artist:

Capt. James Wallis (1785 - 1858)

Condition:

Repaired tear through lower margin to engraved area, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

275mm 
x 180mm

Frame Size: 

450mm 
x 400mm
AUTHENTICITY
North and South Head's in Port Jackson. New South Wales. - Antique View from 1821

Genuine antique
dated:

1821

Description:

Rare view looking towards the Heads taken from Point Piper with Clarke Island at centre. In the foreground is an encampment of Aborigines and on the left a ship is being towed towards Sydney Cove.

From Wallis’s very rare, An Historical Account of The Colony of New South Wales and its Dependent Settlements; in Illustration of Twelve Views, Engraved By W. Preston, a Convict, from Drawings Taken on the Spot.

Artist:

Walter Preston (1777-?)

Preston was an engraver sentenced to death for highway robbery and transported to the penal settlement of Newcastle for fourteen years in 1814 under the command of Captain Wallis. He engraved twelve views of NSW for Wallis and when these were subsequently published they were attributed not to Preston but Wallis.

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