C1824

View on the River Tamar, and part of the Asbeston Hills. Van Diemens Land.

Artist:

Joseph Lycett (1777 - 1828)

Rare early colonial view looking down the Tamar River from a point near present day Beauty Point by the convict, art forger Joseph Lycett. From Lycett, J. Views in Australia, or, New South Wales & Van Diemen’s Land delineated.. London. References: Ferguson, … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

View on the River Tamar, and part of the Asbeston Hills. Van Diemens Land.

Date:

C1824

Artist:

Joseph Lycett (1777 - 1828)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Original hand-coloured aquatint

Image Size: 

320mm 
x 220mm
AUTHENTICITY
View on the River Tamar, and part of the Asbeston Hills. Van Diemens Land. - Antique View from 1824

Genuine antique
dated:

1824

Description:

Rare early colonial view looking down the Tamar River from a point near present day Beauty Point by the convict, art forger Joseph Lycett.

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

Artist:

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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