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457903
  • Title
    [Sydney from the western side of the Cove, ca 1803 / attributed to G.W. Evans]
  • Creator
  • Call number
    XV1/1803/1
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    [ca 1803]
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    457903
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised
  • Physical Description
    Drawings - 40.5 x 76.5 cm. - 1 watercolour on wove paper
  • Scope and Content
    This watercolour shows for the first time the veranda of Government House extended across the front of the drawing room with the garden being cleared in preparation for planting
    -- Reference: First views of Australia 1788-1825 : a history of early Sydney / Tim McCormick ... [et al.] ; foreword by Bernard Smith. Chippendale, N.S.W. : David Ell Press in association with Longueville Publications, 1987, pp. 206-208;
  • Source
    Presented by F .H. Wilson, 1899 (transferred from AGNSW)
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Artist died before 1955
  • General note

    The work is not signed nor dated
    Attributed to G.W. Evans and formerly attributed to J.W. Lewin
    `XV1/1803/1 has been compared with an almost identical view, a watercolour DG V1/86. There are points of similarity between the two which suggest that one may have been copied from the other'. Notes on attribution and dating of this and other paintings by Evans are at PXn 265.
    Dated with reference to a sequence of four views of Government House determined by the changes to the buildings and the garden. For further information see McCormick ... [et a.] cited above
    Digital order no:a1528462
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    `Sydney in 1808' -- in pencil on reverse in later hand
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