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446327
  • Title
    Dr Doyle's sketch book, ca. 1862-1863 / John Thomas Doyle & Samuel Thomas Gill
  • Creator
  • Call number
    PXA 1983
  • Level of description
    fonds
  • Date

    ca. 1862-1863
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    446327
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised
  • Physical Description
    44 watercolours - 27 x 35 cm. or smaller
  • Scope and Content
    VOLUME 1
    f.a Section of original album cover displaying sketchbook title
    f.1 [Title page] J.T. Doyle's Sketches In Australia
    f.2 Sunset on the Murray River
    f.3 Fall on South Creek near Exeter Farm N.S.Wales
    f.4 Waiting for the "tribe" a native mid-day Halt Darling River
    f.5 [Departure of Burke and Wills Expedition?]
    f.6 The "Corrobberrie" [sic] or Native Dance
    f.7 McLaren's Boxing Saloon main road Ballarat
    f.8 Natives snake hunting on the grass tree Ranges Omeo district [the Xanthorea or grass tree in the foreground with the natives]
    f.9 Prospecting at an out station. Dingoes, or wild dogs of the Bush prowling round the sheepfold
    f.10 The bee hunt
    f.11 Coo---oo---co---ee!! A rough sketch from the Mountains shoalhaven, N.S.Wales
    f.12 Death of Burke
    f.13 [Emu hunt]

    VOLUME 2
    f.14 Might versus Right, [Lambing Flat Riot, 1861]
    f.15 Back Creek Bendigo looking towards Epsom
    f.16 "Lost in the Bush" close to the dividing Ranges between N.S. Wales. A sketch taken on the spot by J.F [sic] Doyle. [Signed J.F. Doyle]
    f.17 Poor harmless Natives. A hint for [-?] Hall
    f.18 Sydney from near St. Leonards North Shore
    f.19 Outward Bound
    f.20 Homeward Bound
    f.21 An Uncomfortable Camp
    f.22 A comfortable Camp!!!
    f.23 Native Sepulchre. Made of laurel on the Upper Daly River [signed J.T.D.]
    f.24 Bullock teams Crossing the Dandenong Ranges
    f.25 [Ship in heavy seas]
    f.26 [Diseased eye]
    f.27 Entrance to Fern Tree Gully Gippsland [signed J.T.D.]
    f.28 Night Camp
    f.29 [Corroboree]

    VOLUME 3
    f.30 Saton [sic] rebuking Sin
    f.31 Camp Cove
    f.32 Mount Keira near Wollongong
    f.33 [Burke, Wills and King (?). Signed J.T.D.]
    f.34 Wreck of Dunbar South Head
    f.35 The Squatters Tiger. N.S.Wales
    f.36 Lal Lal falls near Ballaarat [sic] Victoria
    f.37 North Head from Bay East of Bradley Head
    f.38 Fall on So[uth] Creek near Penrith, N.S.Wales
    f.39 Watson's Bay & North Head from South Head Road
    f.40 Squatter of N.So.Wales. Monarch of all he Surveys 1788
    f.41 Squatter of N.S.Wales Monarch of more than all he Surveys 1863. [Signed S.T.G. and J.T.D]
    f.42 South Head looking North
    f.43 Entrance to Port Jackson from the Sea
    f.44 The Marauders
    45. The Avengers [missing since 1975]
  • System of arrangement
    Album order preserved
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Creator died before 1955
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • General note

    Collection titled from original album cover. Individual drawings are mostly titled on mount beneath image
    18 of the sketches are initialled "J.T.D." or "S.T.G." & f.41 contains both initials
    This sketchbook was originally intended as a joint publishing venture between professional artist Samuel Thomas Gill & amateur watercolourist Dr John Thomas Doyle. However the project to produce a lavish lithographed sketchbook was never completed. For further information on the association between Gill and Doyle, as well as a critique of the drawings, see Dr. Doyle's sketches in Australia : a collection of prints from the original watercolour drawings in the Mitchell Library / S.T. Gill ; with notes on the drawings and an historical account of the association between S.T. Gill and Dr. J.T. Doyle by Sasha Grishin. Sydney : Mitchell Library Press and Centaur Press, 1993.
    Digital order no:Album ID : 824226
    Folio 14 exhibited in Great Australian Art Show, Art Gallery of South Australia, April-July 1988, and Gold & Civilization, National Museum of Australia, March-June 2001. Folio 40 on exhibition Sept. 8 -Oct. 29, 1984.
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    "Presented to the Most Rev. Dr. Hackett, Lord Bishop of Waterford & Lismore, in remembrance of of [sic] Days that are past, and in the hope that they will be renewed in Eternity. F.H. 9th Nov. 192-[?]" -- inscribed on label pasted on fly-leaf of original album (missing Mar. 2005)
  • Conservation note

    Removed from original green leather album for preservation reasons. F. 14 remounted, 1989.
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