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  • Title
    Collection of views mainly of New South Wales, with some views of Tasmania, ca. 1882-1895 / drawn by W.C. Piguenit
  • Creator
  • Call number
    DGD 6
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    1882-1895
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    825770
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised
  • Physical Description
    62 drawings - various sizes in portfolios 60 x 40 cm - 60 mounted pencil and watercolour sketches and 2 lithographs
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    William Charles Piguenit was born on 27 August 1836 at Hobart Town and educated at Cambridge House Academy. Noted for his drawing, mapping and penmanship he was appointed a draftsman in the Survey Office in 1850. He resigned in 1872 and travelling through Tasmania, devoted himself to landscape painting. Moving to Sydney in 1875 he contributed to exhibitions and travelled through the Blue Mountains area, settling at Lane Cove in 1880.
    The first Australian-born artist of note, he delighted in mountain scenery and often chose dramatic subjects for his painting. In 1901 one of his finest canvases, 'Thunderstorm on the Darling' won the Wynne prize, Sydney; he also won several gold medals for his careful and sensitive observation of nature.

    Reference:
    Australian Dictionary of Biography Online.
    http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/adbonline.htm
    (accessed March, 2008)
  • Scope and Content
    1. Parramatta River
    2. Cockatoo Island and Balmain from Woolwich
    3. Looking down the Harbour from Goat Island. On back – Balmain from Goat Island
    4. [Sydney Harbour] and 4a. Rowboat
    5. Looking down the Harbour. On back – Looking out of Lane Cove
    6. North Harbour and 6a-b. River scene
    7. Sydney Heads
    8. Parramatta River from Ryde
    9. Darling Harbour. Ball’s Head on back
    10. Johnston’s Bay from Darling Harbour. On back – Pittwater, near causeway, Tasmania 7.3.95. Near Cambridge, Tasmania
    11. [Landscape]. On back – [Water scene]
    12. Parramatta Road from Woolwich
    13. Parramatta Road from near Ryde
    14. Sydney Heads
    15. Lane Cover River. On back – Parramatta River from Woolwich
    16. Parramatta River looking up river from Gladesville
    17. Sydney Harbour from Greenwich Point. On back – Mt. Wellington from Brown’s River
    18. Middle Harbour
    19. “Woodbine”, Gore’s Bay. 19a. [River scene]
    20. Cockatoo Island from entrance to Lane Cove
    21. Parramatta River … Cockatoo Island looking N.W. 21a-b. [River scene]
    22. The Race Course, Hobart
    23. King William from small lake near Lake George
    24. Mount King William from Lake George
    25. Mt. Wellington from near Austins Ferry, Tasmania
    26. From Towong looking North along the valley of the Murray
    27. [Unidentified]. 27a. [River scene]
    28. [Brig]
    29. The Blue Lake [4 views, 2 on back]
    30. Parramatta. 30a. [Scene]
    31. The Hawkesbury, N.S.Wales. 31a. [River scene]
    32. The Hawkesbury from near Wiseman’s Ferry
    33. Confluence of Hawkesbury from near Wiseman’s Ferry
    34. Mt Kosciusko and the valley of the Murray
    35. Albury, N.S.W. 1882.
    36. Mt. Kosciusko and the valley of the Upper Murray
    37. Grose Valley. 37a-b. [Scene]
    38. Grose Valley. On back – Grose Valley
    39. [Govett’s Leap Fall]
    40. Grose Valley. [Front and back]
    41. Grose Valley. [Front and back]
    42. Grose Valley.
    43. Grose Valley. [Front and back]
    44. Grose Valley.
    45. Weatherboard falls
    46. Valley of the Grose River
    47. Valley of the Grose River. 47a. [Clouds?]
    48. Lane Cove from above bridge. 48a. [Scene]
    49. Looking up Lane Cove, above bridge
    50. Lane Cove River, N.S.W., an autumn sunset. 50a. [Tree]
    51. Lane Cove, Sydney
    52. Lane Cove River near biscuit manufactory [and] Lane Cove River. 2 pencil views on back – Mt. Wellington from the Risdon Road
    53. Sydney from Longueville Lane Cove River
    54. Lane Cove River from Hunter’s Hill
    55. Looking up Lane Cove River
    56. Long Wharf. Lane Cove River [probably St. Ignatius College, Riverview in left of view. First part complete 1888]
    57. Long Wharf from the avenue, Lane Cove. [probably St. Ignatius College, Riverview. First part complete 1888]. On back Mt. Direction from the Brown’s River Road, Tasmania
    58. Lane Cove River from Hunter’s Hill [probably St. Ignatius College, Riverview. First part complete 1888]. (No.58b-g. also has several small drawings). 58h. [Horse]
    59. Lane Cove from Fig Tree near Sydney. 59a. [Trees]
    60. Onion’s point, Lane Cove. 60a. [River scene]
    61. Entrance to Lane Cove from Northwood. 61a. [River scene]
    62. Lane Cove River. Half mile above Fig Tree wharf. 62a. [Boat]
  • Source
    Presented by Sir William Dixson, 1951
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Artist died before 1955
    Please acknowledge: : Dixson Galleries, State Library of New South Wales
  • Published Information
    W.C. Piguenit, 1836-1914: retrospective / by Christa E. Johannes and Anthony V. Brown. Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, 1992.
  • Description source

    SLNSW Mitchell Library Pictures Card Catalogue
  • General note

    Digital order no:Album ID : 997319
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    Most of the sketches have ‘By W.C. Piguenit’ in pencil on back and are titled in pencil on the view. Some have manuscript notes concerning colours.
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