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447400
  • Title
    Collection of watercolours and pencil sketches, ca. 1870
  • Creator
  • Call number
    PX*D 109
  • Level of description
    fonds
  • Date

    ca. 1870
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    447400
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised
  • Physical Description
    Drawings - 6 watercolours and 5 pencil drawings - Various sizes; largest 31 cm. x 46.5 cm.; most approx. 24 cm. x 16 cm.
  • Scope and Content
    1. Orwell House near Sydney, NSW, NE Angle [Pencil heightened with white and black on yellow card]
    2. Orwell House near Sydney, NSW, SW Angle [Pencil heightened with white and black on yellow card]
    3. Detail undefined [Watercolour]
    4. A City of Melbourne Conveyancer [Watercolour]
    5. [Woman in grey and red dress][Watercolour]
    6. [Girl in riding habit][Watercolour]
    7. [Woman and child][Pencil]
    8. [Woman holding riding whip][Pencil]
    9. [Girl wearing jacket and pleated skirt][Pencil]
    10. [Great Western Road - Penrith in the distance][Watercolour]
    11. [In the Australian desert][Watercolour]
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Creator died before 1955
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • General note

    ff.1-4 titled at lower right
    ff.5, 7-11: titles first devised by cataloguer. ff.10 & 11 noted in card catalogue as titled on reverse in former library officer's hand, since obscured by application of new backing
    f.6 noted in card catalogue as titled on reverse, "probably in former library officer's hand"; since obscured by application of new backing
    ff.1-11 signed `S.T.G.' at lower left
    ff.1-10 are undated. The collection has been dated with reference to f.11, which is signed and dated `S.T.G./70' at lower left
    f.5: at lower right corner is written `2' in pencil
    f.7: at lower right corner is written `66' in pencil
    f.8: at lower right corner is written `65' in pencil
    Upper corners of ff.3, 4, 10 are rounded
    ff.1 & 2: Attorney and barrister John Stephen (1771-1833) received one of the original Darlinghurst grants of over 11 acres. His house, Orwell, was one of the first on the hill, being under construction in 1829. Reference: Villas of Darlinghurst exhibition catalogue / State Library of New South Wales. Sydney : State Library of New South Wales, 2002.
    f.2: One of the windmills near Roslyn Hall can be seen in the distance. In the background, the building at centre is possibly neighbouring Springfield.
    f. 3 [Detail undefined] [Watercolour] and f. 11 [In the Australian desert][Watercolour] are from the D.S. Mitchell bequest, 1907
    Digital order no:Album ID : 1289594
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    `London waiter, "Nob Sir! Nobular Nob"... / Austn. Digger, "Yes Mate," of Brandy just make it a Spider, or give us a Stone Fence if you like.' -- f.3, dialogue along lower edge of cartoon
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