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440317
  • Title
    [Views of Van Diemen's Land and New South Wales] / J. Lycett
  • Creator
  • Call number
    DGD 1
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    ca. 1822-1823
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    440317
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised
  • Physical Description
    Drawings - 44.2 x 55.1 cm. or smaller - 13 watercolour drawings
  • Scope and Content
    1. View [of the entrance into Port Macquarie at the mouth of the River Hastings - New South Wales]
    2. East View of Cape Pillar, near the entrance of / the River Derwent, Van Diemen's Land -
    3. North Coast [or East] View of Hobart Town Van Dieman's Land / on the River Derwent / J.L Delint 1823 [in pencil on reverse]
    4. View of [Ben Lomond from Arnold's Heights about 6 miles to the Right of the Road Leading to Port Dalrymple Van Diemen's Land]
    5. View of the Heads, and part of Botany Bay - from the End of Cook's River [about 8 miles from Sydney - New South Wales - The point of land seen to the right is call'd Cape Banks, that to the left Cape Solander].
    6. View on the Illawarra River, about 80 miles from Sydney, New South Wales
    7. Beaumont's Lake / Van Diemen's Land [in pencil below mount]. Beaumonts Lake about 70 miles (in the interior) from / Hobart Town Van Diemen's Land [in pencil on the reverse]
    8. Mt Dromedary on the River Derwent ... Van Diemen's Land
    9. View on the Worrogoomboo River, / about 90 Miles from Sydney, New South Wales -
    10. The Lieutenant Governor's Cottage, at New Norfolk - / 10 [or 18] miles from Hobart Town - Van Diemen's Land"
    11. [View of the River Hawkesbury - above Raymonds Terrace, above Windsor and part of the Blue Mountains. New South Wales.]
    12. View in King George's Sound - New South Wales
    13. View of the Salt Pan, Plains, Van Diemen's Land / from the Hill above Antill's Ponds, on the Road from / Hobart Town to Port Dalrymple
  • Source
    Purchased from Christie's Sale London, 19-20 Oct. 1953, Lot 206
  • Collection History
    First recorded sale, 1842, "Catalogue of the highly valuable botanical Museum of the Late A.B. Lambert Esq ... by Mr S Leigh Sotheby's..." as lot 442: "New South Wales: - 13 Most beautifully executed drawings in colours of the principal ports, rivers, mountains, plains, lakes and views in New South Wales and Van Dieman's Land, in a large portfolio, a very interesting and valuable collection. n.d." This lot sold for £4/16
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Artist died before 1955
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • General note

    The inscriptions for Nos. 1, 4, 5, 11, and 12 are faded and difficult to read.
    Nos. 1 to 5, 7, 8, 10, and 13 of these watercolours appear to be the originals from which engravings were made for Lycett's, "Views in Australia or New South Wales, and Van Diemen's Land delineated in fifty views with descriptive letterpress", London, Souter, 1824 (M.L. F980.1/L)
    No. 3 is similar to the lithograph, "North East View of Hobart-Town, Van Diemen's Land. / J. Lycett" (DG V6/10) and the watercolour drawing, "[View of Hobart-Town, Van Diemen's Land], 1827 / J. Lycett" (DG SV6/4).
    Attached to the upper edge of No.7 was a newspaper clipping headed, "Van Diemen's Land. Extract of a letter ... April 26, 1822" which describes a journey to lakes about 75 miles from Hobart.
    Digital order no:Album ID : 866912
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    Titled in pencil on mount below image.
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