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457908
  • Title
    [Sir Thomas Mitchell sketches and watercolours of New South Wales, 1830-1855? / drawn by Sir T. L. Mitchell]
  • Creator
  • Call number
    DL PXX 20
  • Level of description
    fonds
  • Date

    [1830-1855?]
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    457908
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised
  • Physical Description
    11 drawings - pencil or ink - 27 x 38 cm. or smaller
    6 watercolours - 27 x 38 cm. or smaller
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Sir Thomas Mitchell (1792-1855) served as a volunteer in the Peninsular War and in 1814 was selected to produce plans of the major battlefields. He was promoted major in 1826 and appointed surveyor-general of New South Wales in 1828. Between 1831 and 1846 he made four exploring expeditions into the interior of Australia. He was knighted in 1839 and published several accounts of his explorations
  • Scope and Content
    Comprises 9 pencil drawings, 2 ink drawings, and 6 watercolours:

    f. 1. [Victoria Pass]. `T.L.M. 31 July 1830'. Written beneath sketch `New line cleared of trees 31st July 1830'
    f. 2. [Victoria Pass]
    f. 3. [Victoria Pass]
    f. 4. [Victoria Pass]
    f. 5. [Bones in reccia] from the surface forming part of the hill over the caves, Wellington Valley. Note below drawing `Scale 1/4th less than nature'
    f. 6. [Bones found in Wellington Valley]
    f. 7. [Bones found in Wellington Valley]
    f. 8. [Bones found in Wellington Valley]
    f. 9. `Berrima 3 Apr. 1855 T.L.M'. A note on backing in unknown hand reads `Berrima Bridge 1855 drawing by Sir Thos Mitchell'
    f. 10. Paddy's River. T.L.M
    f. 11. [Millers Point]. `T.L.Mitchell' is written on the back in Sir William Dixson's hand. Dated and titled after comparison with sketch `Miller's Point look N.W.', in J.S. Prout - Sydney Illustrated (F981.1/P)
    f. 12. [Bush scene]
    f. 13. [Seascape]
    f. 14. `Cadet Witty R.M.C.' On reverse is a pencil sketch of another soldier and above this sketch written in ink reads Capt. Mitchell presents his com
    f. 15. Shadowy Gowbarrow from Gate. There is a further pencil sketch on the same sheet titled `Shadows Lake'. On the back there is a pencil sketch of clouds with descriptive notes and notes regarding colours. The sheet is folded in two with a further cloud study inside the fold
    f. 16. [Reclining figure]
    f. 17. Col. Butler R.M.C.
  • Source
    Bequeathed by Sir William Dixson, 1952
  • General note

    Three of the drawings are signed, two are dated and five are titled
    Dates for the `Victoria Pass' sketches are estimated from the time Mitchell was superintending the building of the Pass. The geological sketches are dated from the account of the geological survey in his `Three expeditions', Lond. : T&W Boone, 1839 (ML 981/2B2)
    Digital order no:Album ID : 872494
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