C1803

Pinchgut Island

Artist:

Vincent Woodthorpe (1764? - 1822)

Initially Governor Phillip used the name Rock Island but soon the island became known as Pinchgut, now the site of Fort Denison. Once a 15m high sandstone rock, the island was flattened to provide standstone for nearby Circular Quay. Fortification … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Pinchgut Island

Date:

C1803

Artist:

Vincent Woodthorpe (1764? - 1822)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring

Image Size: 

145mm 
x 80mm

Frame Size: 

310mm 
x 250mm
AUTHENTICITY
Pinchgut Island - Antique Print from 1803

Genuine antique
dated:

1803

Description:

Initially Governor Phillip used the name Rock Island but soon the island became known as Pinchgut, now the site of Fort Denison.

Once a 15m high sandstone rock, the island was flattened to provide standstone for nearby Circular Quay. Fortification of the island began in 1841, and completed in 1857 as a defence against a feared Russian invasion during the Crimean War. At this point the island gained its current name after Sir William Thomas Denison, Governor of New South Wales from 1855 to 1861.

Biography:

Vincent Woodthorpe (1764?-1822)       

Print and map engraver and copperplate printer, born in Stepney in about 1764, the son of Vincent Woodthorpe, a victualler, and his wife Elizabeth Waterhouse, who had married in 1763. Apprenticed (Tinplate Workers)to Garnet Terry 8 Jan 1778. He had premises at 27 Fetter Lane, London 1796-1809 and 29 Fetter Lane, London 1800-1822. Woodthorpe engraved a number of the illustrations for Barringtons account of the colony of New South Wales, the subjects were based on earlier issued engravings in first fleet journals.

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