C1830

The North Head of Port Jackson. New South Wales.

Artist:

Augustus Earle (1793 - 1838)

Very rare lithograph from Augustus Earle&#8217s Views in New South Wales and Van Diemens Land: Australian Scrap Book, published London 1830. Earle reached Hobart in 1825 on the Admiral Cockburn after being rescued from the remote island of Tristan da … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

The North Head of Port Jackson. New South Wales.

Date:

C1830

Artist:

Augustus Earle (1793 - 1838)

Condition:

Small repaired tear left hand margin, a little creasing, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Lithograph, hand coloured.

Image Size: 

285mm 
x 208mm

Frame Size: 

570mm 
x 510mm
AUTHENTICITY
The North Head of Port Jackson. New South Wales. - Antique Print from 1830

Genuine antique
dated:

1830

Description:

Very rare lithograph from Augustus Earle&#8217s Views in New South Wales and Van Diemens Land: Australian Scrap Book, published London 1830. Earle reached Hobart in 1825 on the Admiral Cockburn after being rescued from the remote island of Tristan da Cunha, and spent three years in Australia painting portraits of &#8216exclusives&#8217, landscapes and the Aborigines. He spent four months in Van Diemen&#8217s Land and then left in May 1825 for Sydney. There he quickly established himself as the colony&#8217s leading artist and on the 8 July 1826, Earle advertised the opening of his art gallery at 10 George Street, Sydney, where he offered painting lessons and &#8216a large assortment of every description of articles used in Drawing, Painting &ampc.&#8217 as well as his own pictures. In August 1826 Earle was given a lithographic press by the astronomer James Dunlop that had been brought out by Governor Brisbane, which was probably the first lithographic press in the colony. Earle&#8217s first lithographic attempt was a portrait of the Sydney Aborigine Bungaree. By November he had published the first part of his lithographed views of Sydney, Views in Australia and the second part was issued the following month. Earle&#8217s views obviously were not a success as no further parts were issued as had been his original intention. There are three known sets of the Sydney printing of these lithographs, all are in institutional collections. On 20 October 1827 he sailed for New Zealand on board the Governor Macquarie, with a view to record its landscape and inhabitants. Thought to be the first professional European artist to take up residence in that country, he stayed for six months, returning to Sydney on board the same vessel on 5 May 1828. On 12 October he left New South Wales forever, embarking on The Rainbow bound for the Caroline Islands. Back in London in 1829, Earle published his set of lithographic Views in New South Wales, and Van Diemen&#8217s Land (1830). Although more successful than his colonial attempt, all of Earle&#8217s lithographs are extremely rare.

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