C1807

Vue d’une partie de la Ville de Sydney, capitale des Colonies Anglaises aux Terres Australes, et de l’entree du Port Jackson dans lequel cette Ville est situee.

Rare French view of Sydney Cove from Dawes Point looking eastward by Lesueur artist on the famous French expedition under the command of Nicholas Baudin. Government house is the prominent building on the opposite shore and to the left a … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Vue d’une partie de la Ville de Sydney, capitale des Colonies Anglaises aux Terres Australes, et de l’entree du Port Jackson dans lequel cette Ville est situee.

Date:

C1807

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

320mm 
x 240mm

Paper Size: 

340mm 
x 260mm
AUTHENTICITY
Vue d'une partie de la Ville de Sydney, capitale des Colonies Anglaises aux Terres Australes, et de l'entree du Port Jackson dans lequel cette Ville est situee. - Antique Print from 1807

Genuine antique
dated:

1807

Description:

Rare French view of Sydney Cove from Dawes Point looking eastward by Lesueur artist on the famous French expedition under the command of Nicholas Baudin. Government house is the prominent building on the opposite shore and to the left a group of tents command prime posi five month stay at Port Jackson in 1802. The French Admiralty, although sending Baudin’s expedition under the ‘flag of truce’ with the sole aim of ‘perfecting the sciences’ had a political and strategic interest in the British settlement in New South Wales. 

References: Hunt & Davidson Sydney Views 1788-1888,  2007 Plate 36 page 64.

Collections:
National Gallery of Australia: Accession no NGA 2013.4131.38
National Library of Australia: Bib ID1992446

Charles Alexander Lesueur (1778 - 1846)

French natural history and topographical artist on board the lavishly equipped scientific expedition prepared by the Institut de France with the ambitions to explore the southern parts of the Eastern Hemisphere, in two corvettes, Geographe and the Naturaliste. Lesueur was taken on not as an artist or scientist but as an assistant gunner. Nichloas Baudin the commander of the expedition soon discovered Lesueur's talents and employed him as an illustrator for his private journal. His prolific output and the quality of his drawings during this important voyage is a testament to his artistic talents.

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