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825925
  • Title
    [View of Parramatta], 1838 / drawn by C. Martens
  • Creator
  • Call number
    DL Pg 15
  • Level of description
    fonds
  • Date

    1838
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    825925
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised
  • Physical Description
    1 watercolour - 45 x 66 cm - pencil with bodycolour, gum arabic and scraping-out
  • Scope and Content
    “The view is from the grounds of Hannibal Hawkins Macarthur’s new house, Vineyard, designed by John Verge. The jetty and landing place are in the foreground. Jervis notes that the three storey building, centre is the Commissariat Store in George Street. In 1836 the wall around it was erected as part of plans to convert it to a permanent military barrack … Elisabeth Farm and Experiment Farm are the two houses on the far left; Newlands, built by Samuel Marsden, is the two-storey building on the far right with Pemberton Grange beneath. Howell’s Mill is to the right of the gum tree."

    The ferry is one of three steamers plying between Parramatta and Sydney at the time: Experiment, Australia or possibly Emu.

    Reference:
    Conrad Martens: life and art / Elizabeth Ellis. Sydney : State Library of New South Wales Press, 1994. p. 153
  • Source
    Bequeathed by Sir William Dixson, 1952
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Creator died before 1955
    Please acknowledge: : Dixson Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • Related Material
  • Published Information
    Conrad Martens: life and art / Elizabeth Ellis. Sydney : State Library of New South Wales Press, 1994
  • Variant title

    Previously titled `Parramatta
  • General note

    Related account book entries, 1837-39: 10 Oct. 1837. Capt. P.P King £12.12.0’; 12 Nov. 1838 … Rob Mackenzie Esq £15.15.0, now in the NGV’; 1 Jan 1839 … Capt. Wright £15.15.0; 4 Apr. 1839 … L. Campbell Esq. £15.15.0’.

    Pencil drawing, `View of Parramatta Sep. 25/1837, 20 x 30 cm., illustrated in Lindsay, L. `Conrad Martens’, Sydney : A&R, 1920 1920, pl.XLVI, presented by Col. A.E. Knox, Sydney, Feb.1960 PXC 971, f.2.

    Illustrated in Jervis, J. `The cradle of the city of Australia: a history of Parramatta, Parramatta City Council, 1961, frontis. and Nicholas, L.,`Charles Darwin in Australia’, Cambridge University Press, 1989, p.26

    Transferred from 247 P in July 1967 to DL 28 then to DL Pg 15 in Feb. 1980
    Digital order no:a1528447
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    Signed and dated lower right `C. Martens 1838’
  • Conservation note

    This work was damaged when on loan in the early 1970s and afterwards heavily restored.
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