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446322
  • Title
    Sketches of New South Wales, Tasmania and Victoria, by Lempriere and others, ca. 1830-1869
  • Call number
    DL PXX 39
  • Level of description
    fonds
  • Date

    ca. 1830-1869
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    446322
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised
  • Physical Description
    Drawings - 11.5 x 17 cm - 39.5 x 28 cm - 28 sketches (watercolour, ink, sepia wash, grey wash and pencil)
  • Scope and Content
    1. `Macquarie Harbour from the East / T.J. Lempriere delt. 1835'. Watercolour. 9.8 x 16.8 cm. Signed and dated at lower left. Titled below image.
    2. `Garden Island by H.D. Sen.'. Pencil. 15.3 x 24.3 cm. Initialled `H.D. Sen.' and titled at lower left in Sir William Dixson's hand.
    3. `St. George's Bay / March 1862 / E.W.B.' at lower right. Watercolour. 18.5 x 27 cm. A pencil note below the picture on the original mount, in Sir William Dixson's hand reads `? Boulton.' although Boulton's initials are different. Attempts to locate St. George's Bay were inconclusive.
    4. `Geelong 30th May 1854. Eugen von Guerard'. Ink and watercolour. 15.9 x 26.1 cm. Signed at lower right, dated and titled at lower left. On verso is an unidentified pencil sketch of a river scene.
    5. `Gentlemen Convicts - The Centipede'. Unsigned. Dated `1830' on the verso. Titled below image. On the verso is a note in Sir William Dixson's hand which reads `by Lempriere, T.J. Deputy Assistant Commissary General.'
    6. `Aborigines, Van Diemens Land'. Pencil. 11.8 x 17.1 cm. Unsigned. Dated `1830' on verso. Titled below image.
    7. `The Bush Constable - fern Tree'. Pencil. 12.6 x 17.8 cm. Unsigned. Dated `1830' on verso. Titled below image.
    8. `Church & Parsonage - Port Arthur'. Pencil. 12.7 x 17.8 cm. Unsigned. Dated `1830' on verso. Titled below image.
    9. `Iron Pot Lighthouse - Van Diemens Land'. Pencil. 12.1 x 17.8 cm. Unsigned. Dated `1830' on verso. Titled below image. A pencil note in Sir William Dixson's hand which reads `Lempriere' was written on the original mount below the picture.
    10. `Port Arthur'. Pencil. 12.2 x 18 cm. Unsigned. Dated `1830' on verso. Titled below image.
    11. `The North Head from the Gap. The French Transport steaming out of Port Jackson'. Pencil. 20 x 25.1 cm. Signed `T' at lower left. Dated `May 17, 1868' and titled on verso, possibly in Terry's hand.
    12. `Sketch from lower end of George St. / June 12/36'. Pencil. 19.9 x 30.4 cm. Unsigned. Dated and titled at lower left. `Sydney' written in ink below image. A note on the back in ink in similar hand to title reads `This sketch is the property of Harry Curtis. Korroongarra. Queensland.' Comparison with other sketches of Robert Russell's in his `Sketches in and near Sydney' (ML ref. PXA 71) indicate that this sketch is probably his work.
    13. `Parramatta', ca. 1847+. Watercolour. 21 x 34 cm. Unsigned. Dated from a picture in similar style at f.14 in the same portfolio. Titled on verso in Sir William Dixson's hand.
    14. `Parramatta', ca. 1847+. Watercolour. 22.8 x 39 cm. Unsigned. Dated from date of construction of Byrne's Cloth Mill shown at right (see Jervis, James. The Cradle City of Australia: a History of Parramatta 1788-1961. p.106. ML Ref. 991.2/3A1). Titled on verso in Sir William Dixson's hand.
    15. [Unidentified portrait]. Pencil and watercolour. 30.5 x 7 cm.
    16. `Bent's Tomb / Garden Island'. Unsigned. Titled in ink at lower left
    17. [Sydney from the East side of Farm Cove]. Watercolour and ink. 21.2 x 29.3 cm.
    17v. `The River Peneus [?] at Tempe'. Unsigned. Titled at lower centre. Ink. 21.2 x 29.3 cm. A pencil note at lower left, possibly in Sir William Dixson's hand, reads `(Drawn by J. Glover)'
    18. `Port Hacking'. Watercolour. 16.1 x 21.5 cm. Unsigned. Titled below image on mount, in unidentified hand. Mount since discarded. Pencil note on mount at lower left in Sir William Dixson's hand, reads `Sketched by Kenedy, [sic] Explorer.'
    19. [Sydney Harbour - looking towards Government House] `J.Roberts 1838'. Signed and dated at lower left.
    20. `Pott's Point, Woolloomoo [sic] Bay, ca. 1850 / J. R. Roberts'. Signed at lower right. Dated and titled on original mount in Sir William Dixson's hand.
    21. `Otira Gorge N.Z. / E. R.'. Grey wash. 28.2 x 39.3 cm. Signed and titled at lower left. Title was repeated on the original mount in a pencil note in Sir William Dixson's hand.
    22. `Crossing place. Coal Falls near Ipswich / S. Diggles July 1869'. Pencil. 28.1 x 38.5 cm. Signed and dated at lower right. Titled at lower centre.
    23. `The main Range (Cunningham's Gap) from Ipswich / S. Diggles July 1869'. Pencil. 2.3 x 49 cm. Signed and dated at lower right. Titled at lower centre.
    24. `The Pilot boat, Sydney / S. Prout Hill 1842'. Watercolour. 26.3 x 37 cm. Signed and dated at lower left. Titled and dated on verso in Sir William Dixson's hand.
    25. `Batman's House, Batman's Hill Melbourne / J.L.'. Watercolour. 23 x 34 cm. Signed at lower right. Titled on verso in Sir William Dixson's hand. Dated from another drawing by JL, f.27 in the same portfolio. A pencil note in Sir William Dixson's hand which read `Liardet?' was below the picture on the original mount.
    26. `Old Customs House, Flinders and Market Sts, Melbourne / J.L.', ca. 1838? Watercolour. 21.2 x 34.3 cm. Signed at lower left. Dated from another drawing by JL, f.27 in the same portfolio. Titled on verso in Sir William Dixson's hand. A second title also in Sir William's hand which reads `The Falls on Yarra' was below the picture on the original mount.
    27. `G.P.O. Flinders St, Melbourne, / J.L. 1838'. Watercolour. 22.4 x 35.5 cm. Signed and dated at lower right. Titled on the back in Sir William Dixson's hand.
    28. [Rural scene]. Pencil. 22.4 x 28.3 cm. A pencil note on the left side of the original mount, in Sir William Dixson's hand, reads `On same page was one by Bennett, but no reason to connect them'. Comparison with other sketches by Martens at DL PX 24 indicates that this is probably his work.
  • Source
    Bequeathed by Sir William Dixson, 1952
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Creators died before 1955
    Please acknowledge: : Dixson Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • General note

    Contents description taken from the catalogue card entries.
    No.1,5 ; nos.6-10 attributed to Thomas James Lempriere
    No. 11 attributed to Frederick Charles Terry
    Drawings removed from backing sheets, 2007.
    Digital order no:Album ID : 877641
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