C1833

Vue De L'Entree Du Port Jackson, prise au pied du Phare. (Nouvelle Galles du Sud.)

Artist:

Louis Auguste de Sainson (1800 - 1887)

Scarce lithograph of South Head showing the French officers from the Astrolable sketching the scene at the Gap.  The voyage of exploration was under the command of Dumont D’Urville which visited Sydney. This is the first issue of this lithograph … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Vue De L’Entree Du Port Jackson, prise au pied du Phare. (Nouvelle Galles du Sud.)

Date:

C1833

Artist:

Louis Auguste de Sainson (1800 - 1887)

Condition:

In good condition

Technique:

Hand coloured lithograph.

Image Size: 

350mm 
x 200mm

Paper Size: 

440mm 
x 343mm
AUTHENTICITY
Vue De L'Entree Du Port Jackson, prise au pied du Phare. (Nouvelle Galles du Sud.) - Antique View from 1833

Genuine antique
dated:

1833

Description:

Scarce lithograph of South Head showing the French officers from the Astrolable sketching the scene at the Gap.  The voyage of exploration was under the command of Dumont D’Urville which visited Sydney. This is the first issue of this lithograph identified by the name J.Tastu, Editeur at lower left.

From ‘Voyage de la Corvette Astrolabe Execute par Ordre du Roi pendant les annees 1826-1827-1828-1829, sours le Commandement’.

Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 1156415

Artist:

Louis de Sainson (1800-1887)

French artist on the voyage of exploration on board the Astrolabe under the command of Dumont D’Urville which explored and visited the Pacific, Asia, New Zealand and Australia. He began his naval career at the port of Rochefort, working there from 21 August 1825 until 6 January 1826, where he joined the Astrolabe as a draughtsman.

The Astrolabe  visited Australia from October to December 1826 and De Sainson made a number of drawings of King George Sound (WA), Westernport VIC), and Jervis Bay NSW and Sydney). On the Astrolable’s return to Australian waters during December 1827 to early January 1828 the Astrolabe anchored at Hobart Town where de Sainson made a number of important drawings of Hobart and its environs.

On his return to France de Sainson was part of the editorial group that made the official account Historical Atlas of the expedition ready or publication.

In November 1829, at Dumont d’Urville’s request, de Sainson was promoted commis de marine 3e classe . He became a Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur in August 1831 and a commis de 2e classe in September 1833.

Further biographical information is not available after this time.

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