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440201
  • Title
    Oswald W.B. Brierly - sketches mainly of Twofold Bay and the voyage of the H.M.S. Rattlesnake in New Guinea and the Louisiade Archipelago, ca. 1842-1854
  • Creator
  • Call number
    DGD 19
  • Level of description
    fonds
  • Date

    1842-1843, 1847-1849, 1854
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    440201
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised
  • Physical Description
    Drawings - 42.5 x 39 cm. or smaller - 32 drawings (pencil - ink - watercolour drawings)
    Ephemera - 11.3 x 15.3 cm. - 1 card
    Photographs - 14.5 x 24 cm. - 1 photoprint
  • Scope and Content
    1. Island of Tristian d'Acunha / Thursday March 17th 1842 at 10.30. A ... Bearing S W by W / D is about 20 miles [with distance notes at upper right]
    2a. Botany Bay 30 Novr. 1842. [Landscape with grave. Inscription on tree] "F.T. Larsen / Les Restes / Receveur / te Tars"
    2b. Rules / your distance from the object should always exceed .... [pencil perspective sketch with notes on measuring distance]
    3a. North Head Woranggi [sketch of Twofold Bay with places marked]
    3b. [unfinished pencil sketches of map and whales or sharks]
    4. Camp Beermuna / Twofold Bay - Decr. 16th 1842 / N.S.W. / O.W.B.
    5. [Camp] Monday Evg [i.e. evening] - 2nd Jany 43 ...
    6. Bloomah / Toby's Gin / Twofold Bay / Jany. 9th 1843 / O.W.B.
    7. Fish caught in Twofold Bay Australia / (natural size) / Memo / The Body is mainly transparent - The Fins are very delicate and vibrate with great rapidity / The Mouth is placed at the extremity of a tubular snout
    8. Peak Range from the Camp / 1847
    9. [Bush with mountains in background]
    10a. Rockingm Bay / June 3d 48 / Kennedys Camp
    10b. [Sail boat, unfinished sketch]
    11. Morning 4th June 1848 - / Start of Kennedy's Expedition 9.30 am
    12. A Surveyor Tent - Bush of Australia
    13. H.M.S. Rattlesnake / Frankland Islands / 13 June 1848 / 1st Cutter recall [in pencil at upper left of image, with notes at right]. Reef at one of the Frankland Islands - Inner Passage Great Barrier Reef of Australia / H.M.S. Rattlesnake June 13 1848 [on mount below image].
    14a. Vally [i.e. valley] Lizard Islands looking S.E. Aug 5 48
    14b. Vally [i.e. valley] Lizard Islands looking S.E. Aug 5 48
    14c. [unfinished sketch on reverse of sheet 14b]
    15. Old Bridge / Near Capt. Wickombes House. Brisbane River. / May 23 - 1849
    16. [Coral beach, possibly on an island in the Inner Passage, with sailing ship in distance]
    17. Watering Party / "Sud Est" Island. / Louisiade Archipelago / June 26 1849
    18. Women of Dufaure I. / Co. New Guinea / Dufaure Island / Sept 9 1849 / O.W.B.
    19. Mask procured from Native / Evans Bay - / Cape York / October 12- 1848 - [with notes on dimensions, description of materials, and ceremonial use]
    20. Kokenyan [ant hill] Dec. 1-1849 / circumference at base 20 feet / 13 feet high
    21. NW End. Three Isles of [or and] Cape Flattery ... / July 29/48 [with notes]
    22. 'The Recall' (Imperieuse-) a gun for Admiral, .... signal / .... Leewd / 7 am May 17 1854 / Looking Westerly
    23. Esmeralda 9th June [with notes]
    24. [Landscape]
    25. [Boats on river with building in foreground, inscribed in pencil on the reverse, "Plans & Maps of / Boyd Town"]
    26. Encounter with Natives - / Louisiade Archipelago - [drawn by Huxley]
    27. [Beach scene with boats off-shore]
    28. [Ships in Farm Cove, photograph of Brierly watercolour painted in 1884]
    29. Invitation, "Miss Brierly requests the pleasure of / _ company / to view the few remaining Sketches and Studies / by the late Sir Oswald W. Brierly, R.W.S. / (Marine Painter to Queen Victoria), / on Thursday, November 10th, 11 to 5, / in the Galleries of Messrs. Elliott & Fry, / 55, Baker Street, Portman Square, W., / by kind permission of Ernest C. Elliott, Esq. / The Sketches will remain on view until Dec. 1st" [printed]
  • Source
    Presented by Sir William Dixson, 1951
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Creator died before 1955
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • General note

    No. 5 is similar to a sketch that appears in Oswald W.B. Brierly - Journal of a visit to Twofold Bay, Maneroo, and Districts beyond the Snowy River, Dec. 1842 to Jan. 1843 (A 535, p.65)
    No. 9 is titled on the front and reverse.
    No. 14 is on two sheets of paper.
    No. 25 has two fold lines and a split through the centre.
    Previously attributed to Brierly, No. 26 is similar to sketches of New Guinea natives by Thomas Huxley, (SV*/NG-E/1-3 Mitchell Library).
    Digital order no:Album ID : 824228
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