C1887

The Mermaid Beached in Careening Bay.

Artist:

William Hatherell (1855 - 1928)

King expedition of 1820, intended to survey along the north coast, but they ran into violent weather almost as soon as they left Sydney. Mermaid’s bowsprit was lost, and she was forced to return to Sydney with three feet of … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

The Mermaid Beached in Careening Bay.

Date:

C1887

Artist:

William Hatherell (1855 - 1928)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

125mm 
x 90mm

Frame Size: 

270mm 
x 240mm
AUTHENTICITY
The Mermaid Beached in Careening Bay. - Antique Print from 1887

Genuine antique
dated:

1887

Description:

King expedition of 1820, intended to survey along the north coast, but they ran into violent weather almost as soon as they left Sydney. Mermaid’s bowsprit was lost, and she was forced to return to Sydney with three feet of water in the hold. After taking repairs, she left without incident, rounded Cape York and again headed west along the coast of Arnhem Land. Continuing west, Mermaid developed such a bad leak that King decided to careen her at a bay that was in consequence named Careening Bay. On completion of repairs, the Mermaid was still found to be leaking, so the decision was taken to return to Sydney along the west and south coasts.

Biography:

William Hatherell (1855-1928)

Painter born in London and studied at the R.A. Schools 1877–9. He exhibited at the Royal Academy and Royal Watercolour Society from 1879, showing portraits, genre and illustrations. He worked for Cassell’s, who sent him to Australia as one of the main artists for Picturesque Australia, as well as The Graphic and other American magazines.

This view is one of a series made in anticipation of Australia’s centenary.

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