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449200
  • Title
    Collection of sketches by J. W. Lewin, P. P. King, P. G. King and others, 1793-1850¶Compiled in 1972
  • Call number
    PX*D 379
  • Level of description
    fonds
  • Date

    1793-1850
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    449200
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised
  • Physical Description
    Drawings - portfolios, 56.5 x 39.5 cm. - 24 watercolours, 4 pencil, 6 wash and 4 ink sketches, 1 engraving, 1 photoprint in 2 portfolios.
  • Scope and Content
    1. Poitee. Chief of Huaheine, 1802. Watercolour. Signed `I.W. Lewin' at lower right in pencil. Titled `Poitee' at lower left in pencil. On reverse `Chief of Huaheine' in pencil and `No.1' in ink.
    2. O.too the present Sovreign of Otaheite, 1802. Watercolour. Signed `I.W. Lewin' at lower right in pencil. Titled `O.too' at lower left in pencil. On reverse `The present Sovreign of Otaheite Son of Pomare[?] & is now called by that Name' in pencil.
    3. Oteah, 1802. Watercolour. Signed `I.W. Lewin' at lower right in pencil. Titled `Oteah' at lower left in pencil. On reverse `No.3' in ink and `Cicisbeo of Ideah' in pencil.
    4. Ti.po.taa. Brother of Otoo, 1802. Watercolour. Signed 'I.W. Lewin' at lower right, in pencil. Titled `Ti.po.taa' at lower left in pencil. On reverse `No.4' in ink and `Brother of Otoo' in pencil.
    5. I.deah, 1802. Watercolour. Signed and dated 'J.W. Lewin, 1802' at lower right. Titled at lower left in pencil. On reverse `Mother of the present wife of the late King of Otaheite'.
    6. Cascade Bay - Norfolk Island, about 1793. Ink and grey wash. Unsigned. Titled and dated in ink at lower right.
    7. `View of the Town of Sydney on Norfolk Island' / `P.P. King - 1804'. Watercolour.
    Signed and dated at lower left. Titled at upper centre ; `from the drawing of W. N. Chapman' at lower right.
    8. Castle Hill, 1806? Watercolour. Unsigned and Undated. Date from copy of drawing (f.9). Titled on mount at lower right. Note on reverse states Mr. J. Jervis' opinion of the pictorial accuracy of the drawing.
    9. Government Agricultural Establishment Castle Hill, 1806. Watercolour. Unsigned. Dated and titled on reverse in pencil and ink. Additional note on reverse `now call Dural 1875' in ink.
    10. 2 Birds shot at Endeavour River July 1820 - Drawn the size of life by Phillip P. King. Watercolour. Signed, dated and titled at upper right in ink. On old mount in unknown hand `This bird builds in holes in the Banks of Creeks. I have seen them in Goonoo Boonoo Crek 1847'.
    11(a). Mount Pitt bird. Watercolour. Unsigned, undated, titled on reverse in pencil.
    11(b). [Unidentified bird, possibly an owl]. Watercolour.
    12. Mutton Bird of Norfolk Isd. on which the population lived for months. 1789. Watercolour. Unsigned, undated. Titled at lower right in pencil. At lower left `Petrels. These birds came to Norfolk Island to lay eggs on Mount Pitt their presence saved the people from famine' in pencil.
    13. Parrot fish, possibly by Thomas Watling, 1793-4. Watercolour. Unsigned, attributed to Watling by G.P. Whitley, Ichthyologist, Australian Museum. Date from note on old mount at lower right `Norfolk Island painter no [sic] known 1793/4'
    14. [Studies of two fish] By P.G.K. HMS Beagle 1833. Watercolour. Signed and dated on old mount.
    15(a). [Fish] Pampa Coast / PGK / From Mr. Earle's, 1834. Watercolour. Signed and titled at lower right. Dated from note `HMS Beagle P.G.K. 1834' on old mount at lower right.
    15(b). [Butterfly] 1834. Watercolour. Unsigned, undated, dated from note on old mount, untitled.
    15(c). [Fish] Pampa coast P.G.K. Fr:Mr. Earle's-', 1834. Watercolour. Signed and titled at lower right. Dated from note on old mount.
    16. Matavai. Tahiti. Point Venus 1835. Watercolour. Signed `P.G.K.' at lower right. Dated and titled at lower centre.
    17(a). Stroud House, 1850. Watercolour. Unsigned, dated and titled on old mount.
    17(b). Stroud Church, ca. 1850. Watercolour. Unsigned, dated from watercolour on the same mount. On reverse `Stroud Church. Where P. P. McA and G. B. G. King were christened by the Revd. W. Macquarie Cowper'
    18. [Pencil sketch of a young man]. Signed `P P K' at lower left.
    19. Entrance to Port Stephens. Watercolour. Signed `P. G. King' at lower left, undated, titled at lower right on old mount. On reverse of old mount is a print titled `A visit to Greenwich Hospital the painted hall. C. H. Michael del.'
    20. Liverpool Plains Warrah [?] Station, Oct 9th/47. Grey wash. Panorama in two sections. Unsigned, dated & titled at lower right in pencil. `Liverpool Plains' in ink beside title.
    21a. Church in which Capt. Francis Harding was married to Miss Dallas by E. King. Pencil. Titled along top edge in pencil.
    21(b). Stroud, Feb. 2nd. 1840. Pencil and blue wash. Unsigned, dated and titled at lower left.
    21(c). Clovelly. Blue wash. Signed `JMc' at lower left below title, undated.
    21(d). Concepcion after the Earthquake on Feb 4/53. From a sketch by Mr. Chaffers. Pencil. Dated & titled on reverse in pencil. On old mount `Ruins of Cathedral. Chile after earthquake at 10'.
    22a. Tahlee, Feb. 8th. 1840, Port Stephens. Ink. Unsigned, dated and titled in ink at lower right.
    22b. Luscomb & Dawlish. Titled in ink at lower right.
    22c. [Tahlee?] from the water. Undated. Unsigned. Title, incomplete, in pencil at lower centre.
    22d. Powderham. Ink. Titled in ink at lower right.
    23(a). Sketch of the Bason on the Yarra Yarra River under Melbourne, Sep 1 1840. Ink and grey wash. Unsigned, dated and titled as above in pencil at lower right.
    23(b). Williamstown from Hobson Bay, ca. 1840. Ink and grey wash. Signed `PGK' at lower right. Dated from sketch on reverse. Titled at lower right above signature.
    24. Cook's Bay - Eimeo. Watercolour. Unsigned & undated. Titled on old mount. On reverse `Entrance of Port Dalrymple Van Diemans Land' and `View of Hobart Town'.
    25. King of Otaheito reviewing his war canoes. Watercolour. Unsigned & undated. Titled in pencil on reverse.
    26. Where C.& P. Leslie lived when first married Dunhevid Creek rented fr. Admiral King. Pencil. Undated. Signed `P. King' in ink on back. Titled in ink along upper edge. Similar title in ink, and further notes about the house and grounds, and key to sketch, are written on the reverse.
    27. Miss O'Neil in the character of [...?] now Lady Buckley. Pencil and watercolour. Unsigned, `By Capt Fyans' is written at lower left. Titled at lower right.
    28. [The Gap, South Head], 1853. Engraving, some areas coloured with watercolour. Engraved signature and date `Terry del 1853' at lower left. `Sands & Kenny, Sydney & Melbourne' engraved at lower right. On reverse in ink `Covelly [sic] Cottage South Head Sydney, New South Wales looking up to Sydney where P. & K. Leslie went after their marriage 9th Sept. 1840', and in pencil `P. G. King & Elizabeth King afterward spent their Honey Moon'.
    29. Muntham, Victoria. Property of Edward Henty Esq. Sepia photograph. Undated, titled on reverse in ink. `Muntham, CMcA King residence' at lower right in pencil.
    30. Cover formerly wrapped around items 18-29 inscribed `Capt. P. P. King's Original Drawings'
  • Source
    Nos.1-7; 9-10; 13-15a; 16-19; 21; 23-29 purchased Nov. 1933
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Artist died before 1955
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • General note

    This collection has been compiled from various acquisitions. The provenance details of many items have been lost.
    The portfolio was compiled in July 1962 from miscellaneous sketches formerly kept in drawers in manuscript room.
    (Information from catalogue card)

    Nos. 1-4 dated from another Tahitian portrait by Lewin in the same portfolio.
    Digital order no:Album ID : 840677
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