C1824

View from the Top of Mount Nelson, with Hobart Town in the Distance, V.D.L.

Famous colonial aquatint of Hobart from the most important early series of views of Tasmania from the series produced by the convict artist Joseph Lycett. The view is taken from below the lookout on Nelson Road, Hobart overlooking Sandy Bay, … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

View from the Top of Mount Nelson, with Hobart Town in the Distance, V.D.L.

Date:

C1824

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured aquatint

Image Size: 

270mm 
x 170mm

Paper Size: 

320mm 
x 232mm

Platemark Size: 

313mm 
x 225mm
AUTHENTICITY
View from the Top of Mount Nelson, with Hobart Town in the Distance, V.D.L. - Antique View from 1824

Genuine antique
dated:

1824

Description:

Famous colonial aquatint of Hobart from the most important early series of views of Tasmania from the series produced by the convict artist Joseph Lycett. The view is taken from below the lookout on Nelson Road, Hobart overlooking Sandy Bay, with Mount Direction in the background. The series was made to encourage would be emigrants to Van Diemen’s Land by depicting the availability of quality land and showing the progress made in the colony.

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

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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