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404944
  • Title
    View Harbour & [Governor Bourke's] Statue, 1842 / oil painting by Conrad Martens
  • Creator
  • Call number
    ML 99
    Status: On display – Paintings from the Collection, Room 2, West Wall, no. 201
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    1842
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    404944
  • Issue Copy
    Copy print : ML 99
  • Physical Description
    1 painting - 46 x 65.5 cm - oil
  • Scope and Content
    Bourkes State was executed by Edward Baily R.A. (1788-1867) and unveiled by Governor's successor, Sir George Gipps, on 11 April 1842. It was moved a short distance to the present site outside the Mitchell Library Building in 1926 after the erection of the Shakespeare Memorial nearby.

    Reference:
    Conrad Martens : life and art / Elizabeth Ellis. Sydney : State Library of NSW, 1994, p. 161
  • Source
    Transferred to the Mitchell Library, 1926
  • Collection History
    Presented to the National Art Gallery, Sydney, by Sir Thomas Lane Devitt 1891
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Artist died before 1955<br>
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • Description source

    Title taken from Conrad Martens' Account Book (now in the Dixson Library) in which he listed all his sales. This painting was listed on 27 June 1842 as "View Harbour & Statue Lewis [erased, and replaced with] P.W. Flower Esq."
  • General note

    Copy Print : ML 99 available in the Mitchell Library Reading Room
    Digital order no:62708
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