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404873
  • Title
    [Collection of views predominantly of Sydney, Liverpool, and the Sunda Straits, and portraits, ca 1807, 1829-1847, 1887] / owned by A.W.F. Fuller
  • Call number
    PX*D 41
  • Level of description
    series
  • Date

    ca 1807, 1819-1820, 1829-1830, 1841, 1847, 1887
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    404873
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised
  • Physical Description
    Drawings - 24.7 x 25.9 cm. or smaller - 22 watercolour, 11 pencil, and 2 pen & ink drawings
    Prints - 37 x 45.2 cm. (or smaller) - 19 lithographs and prints
    Photographs - 10.5 x 6.2 cm. - 1 carte de visite photoprint
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Thomas Hobbes Scott, Church of England clergyman, was appointed secretary to his relation by marriage, John Thomas Bigge, during the official investigation into the administration of the colonies of New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land, 1819-1821. -- Reference: Australian Dictionary of Biography. Vol.1, 1788-1850. Carlton, Vic.: Melbourne University Press, 1967
  • Scope and Content
    1. Mr Marsden's Mill N.S.Wales [inscribed beneath image]. Mill, near Parramatta, New South Wales, / the Property of the Revd. Sl. Marsden - / J.L. pxt. 1820 - [on reverse]
    2. Ultimo N.S. Wales [beneath image]. East View of Ultimo in Sydney, New South Wales / the Property of J: Harris Esqre. / J.L pixt. 1820 [on reverse]
    3. Woolloommoolloo [i.e. Woolloomooloo, beneath image]. East View of Wooloomooloo near Sydney, N.S. Wales / the Residence of F: Drennan Esq.re Depy Commissary / J.L. pxt 1820 [on reverse]
    4. Point Piper N.S. Wales [above image]. Eliza Point, near Sydney New South Wales / the Property of John Piper Esqre. [featuring Henrietta Villa] / J.L. pixt. 1820
    5. Convict Barrack Sydney N.S. Wales [ca. 1819 - attributed to George William Evans]
    6. Moorebank, near Liverpool - The Residence of Thos. Moore Esq.re / J.L. delt 1819 -
    7. View of George's River near Liverpool New South Wales / the property of G. Johnston Esqre. / J.L: pixt. 1819
    8. The Success hove down to the Couizer [ca. 1829-1830]
    9. H.M.S. Success on Carnac Reef 3 Decr. 1829
    10. View of Carnac Island & H.M.S. Success on the Reef
    11. Careening Bay or Port Royal - at the S. end of Garden
    12. Gunroom officers - Capt - Storekeeper - / on Garden Island Western Australia 1829
    13. Distant view of Careening Bay or Port Royal from a Hill
    14. Christmas Island near Java- / 2 Septr. 1830 bearg [i.e. bearing] S.W. for S. dist 8 miles
    15. Cockatoo Island / bearing N E W 1/2 M dist 10 Miles / Sep 4 1830 11 A.M. / Tamarid Isld / bearing north / dist 14 miles / Straits of Sunda
    16. Cockatoo Island bearing N N W dist. 8 miles / Straits of Sunda
    17. Papang tarang in the Straits of / Sunda / bearing E by So Dist 2 miles
    18. Princess Island at the distance / of the Straits of Sunda 3 Septr. 1830 bearing E / dist. 4 miles -
    19. Sydney 1830 [view of Woolloomooloo Bay and Garden Island] / C. Rodius del.
    20. Sydney 1830 [Government House Stables from the Domain looking North] / C. Rodius del.
    21. Sydney 1830 [view of the Domain and Mrs. Macquarie's Point taken from the head of Farm Cove looking north-east] / C. Rodius del.
    22. [View of Woolloomooloo with residence / C. Rodius]
    23-24. [Harbour views with road in foreground - two pencil sketches by Rodius?]
    25. Blue thistle N.S. Wales
    26. Violet of N.S. Wales
    27-28. S S W View of the Island of St Paul between the Cape & New South Wales
    29. [View of sailing ships with town in background]
    30. Boreas. Nov.r 29. 1807. [design for book or album page title]
    31. A Native of the Bogan Tribe / Australia [beneath image]. / Charlotte Maria H. Docker / September 17- 1839 / Charlotte M.H. Docker [on reverse]
    32. April / Sunday 18th 1841 [landscape with Aboriginal man hunting kangaroos]
    33. A sketch of Swan River done by Rt Lopier / 11 Weymouth St. Oct 23 - 1841 [on pencil across centre on reverse]
    34. King Bongaree. / Lend me one dump! / Sydney. [handwritten beneath image] / - King - Boongaree / and some of his retainers, are generally the first visitors to every ship ... [print added to image below above text]
    35. Australian Bush Camp. / E.W. 1887 [initialled at dated at lower right] / Original Sketch by / Miss Evelyn Whiting. - [in ink] / 1887 [in pencil]
    36a. Alderman [Henry] Fisher / Sydney / W.N. 1847
    36b. Daniel O'Connell / J. Bridgford del. W. Nicholas lith.
    37. Mr [William] Bland / Sydney / W.N. 1847
    38. Mr Thos Callaghan / barrister / W.N. 1847
    39. Edward Deas Thompson Esqr / Colonial Secretary / Sydney / by W.N. 1847
    40. Mr S. P. Hill / Poet / by W.N. 1847
    41. Mr Joseph Coquelin / Baker / Pitt Street / Sydney / W.N. 1847
    42. Revd Dr [Robert] Steele / W.N. 1847
    43. His Honor Mr. Justice Dickinson / by W.N. 1847
    44. Mr Henry Reeves / Fitzroy Hotel / West Maitland / Clerk of the course. / Drawn by W.W. Thwaites / from Life 1847.
    45. [Lieutenant George Shedden Dunbar, Royal Marines] / W. N. 1847.
    46a. Mr T. [Thomas] Rider / Artist
    46b. Paul and Mrs Pipchin
    47a. The Travelling Acquaintance
    47b. Pauls exercises
    48. Bushmen in Danger / Geo Hamilton
    49. Bp Tasmania [Charles H. Bromby - photographic portrait] / Mason & Co.
    50. [William Colenso] Yours very truly W Colenso [facsimile autograph beneath image]
    51. Revd. S. Marsden / Minister to convicts at New South Wales / born 1764, died Parramatta / 1838
    52. William John Wills [facsimile autograph] / Lithographed by De Gruchy & Leigh, from a Photography [printed beneath image.] / Carried out a successful exploration through / Australia from Melbourne to the Gulf of / Carpenteria. He died of starvation. [in pencil on mount]
  • Source
    Presented by Mrs. E. Fuller in memory of her husband, Capt. A.W.F. Fuller in 1963. Pic.Acc.436
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright:
  • General note

    Affixed to the back of mount No.1 is a handwritten note regarding provenance that applies to drawings no. 1 to 30, "This little collection of / most valuable Australian, / &c. water-col. & pencil drawings, / were taken by me from a / serap. book Album made of by / the Revd. Archdeacon Scott of / Whitfield Rectory, 7 m. N.N.E. / from Alston & 10 m. S.W. from Hexham, / Northumberland, between c. 1833 / & 1840 / A.W. Fuller / 15 Octr. 1949". The album from which the drawings were removed is located at PXA 42.
    On the reverse of each item (excepting Nos. 29-30) are pencil notations that are signed by "A.W.F. Fuller 5 Octr. 1949"
    No.1 although the reverse notes that this drawing is by J. Lycett, the style is very similar to a watercolour drawing of St Philip's Church, titled "The front of Sydney Church New South Wales 1809" that was previously attributed to J.W. Lewin but a later preservation treatment revealed that it was signed by G.W. Evans (see PXD 388 Vol.1 f.7 Mitchell Library).
    Nos. 1 to 4. It has been suggested that Bigge may have commissioned these works from J. Lycett, although it is just as likely to have been Scott himself as other drawings in the collection, such as the Rodius's or the images of the Success relate to his later career in NSW -- Reference: First views of Australia 1788-1825 : a history of early Sydney / Tim McCormick ... [et al.] ; foreword by Bernard Smith. Chippendale, N.S.W. : David Ell Press in association with Longueville Publications, 1987
    No. 5 Convict Barracks Sydney, although unsigned, is attributed to George William Evans, after comparison with other signed works by him.
    Nos. 8, 14, and 17 bear watermark, "J. Whatman / Turkey Mill / 1830"
    No.10 bears watermark, "J. Whatman ..."
    Nos. 14 to 18. Views of the Sunda Straits. The handwritting appears to be the same as that of the watercolour view No.8, "H.M.S. Success hove down to the Couizer"
    No.23 At the lower right hand side is a signature that is difficult to discern.
    Nos. 23-24. Possibly views of New South Head road. Drawn of cards with border of embossed designs comprising riding scenes and raised text along lower edge, "Westwood London".
    No.27 has additional title information in pencil.
    No.31 appears to be a copy of a drawing in T.L. Mitchell's "Three Expeditions into the interior of Eastern Australia" 1830, Vol.1, plate 21, p.320
    No.33 The inscription is repeated in a different hand at the upper left-hand side on the reverse of the image with the addition of, "The Native shelter look more like S. Aust."
    No.34 Pasted to drawing is a description of "King Bongaree" from Robert Burford's printed key to his panorama of Sydney, "Description of a view of the town of Sydney ... now exhibiting in the Panorama, Leicester Square, London", of 1829 p.9
    No.35 Attached to the reverse of the Library mount is a piece of paper with handwritten text, "Australian / Bush Camp. / Original Pen & Ink Sketch / By / Miss Evelyn Whiting / 1887"
    Nos. 36, 46, and 47 consist of a double paged sheet with two portraits.
    Nos. 36 to 46 are most likely proofs for W. Baker's, "Heads of the People", 1847-1848 (see E. Buscombe, "Artists in early Australia and their portraits : a guide to the portrait painters of early Australia with special reference to colonial New South Wales ..." Sydney : Eureka Research, 1979, pp. 228-233 for publication details)

    Exhibitions - Art Gallery of W.A. Sequintenary, 1979 (Nos. 8-9) ; Conservatorium, 1976 (No. 20)
    CATALOGUING NOTE: Nos. 10-13. James Hammond, Acting State Librarian (W.A.) in 1963 wrote that the drawings were almost identical with some wash drawings in the W.A. Art Gallery which were purchased by Dr Battye from Francis Edwards in 1924 and were said to have been acquired from a descendant of Sir James Stirling and to have been painted in 1829 by an unknown artist. The writing appears the same. (see ML corrsepondence 411/1963)
    Digital order no:Album ID : 823417
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    Most are titled beneath image or on reverse.
    Nos. 1-3 are titled beneath image on mount and have further title information on the reverse.
    Some are dated.
    Many bear artists' details on the front or reverse.
  • Conservation note

    Remounted and boxed in May 1996 (Req. 2949)
  • Creator/Author/Artist
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  • Subject
  • Topic
  • Place
  • Exhibited in
    The coming of the strangers : life in Australia, 1788-1822
    Francis Greenway exhibition
    Joseph Lycett : convict artist
    The Governor: Lachlan Macquarie, 1810 to 1821

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