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825944
  • Title
    Album of sketches around Sydney, ca. 1843-1852 / drawn by Conrad Martens
  • Creator
  • Call number
    DL PX 25
  • Level of description
    fonds
  • Date

    ca. 1843-1852
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    825944
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised
  • Physical Description
    1 album - 49 pencil sketches, 18 pencil and wash sketches, and 3 watercolours - 26.8 x 39 cm
  • Scope and Content
    f.1 Part of the Domain. Unsigned. Dated ‘Feby 1, 1843’ and titled at lower right.
    f.2 In the Domain. Unsigned. Undated. Titled on back in Sir William Dixson’s (?) hand.
    f.3 In the Domain. Unsigned. Dated ‘Feby 4/43’ and titled at lower right.
    f.4 Carthona. Unsigned. Dated ‘Mar 30th’ and titled at lower left. Mss. notes along lower edge.
    f.5 Distant view of Botany Bay. Unsigned. Dated ‘April 15/-43’ and titled at lower right.
    f.6 View of Government House and the Stables. Unsigned. Dated ‘June 24/43’ at lower right. Untitled.
    f.7 From the Botanic Gardens. Unsigned. Dated ‘2nd April 1849’ at lower right. Titled along bottom of sketch.
    f.8 Burrangalong, Cavern, South Entrance [Abercrombie]. Unsigned. Dated ‘1843’ on back. Titled at lower right.
    f.9 Burrangalong Caves [Abercrombie]. Unsigned. Dated and titled on back in Sir William Dixson’s (?) hand.
    f.10 Mossman’s [sic] Bay, J. Stirling Esq. Unsigned. Dated ‘D 27/43’ and titled at lower right. Mss. notes along lower edge. ‘Mosman’s Bay’ (ref: DG V1A 18) appears to be the same view.
    f.11 Balmain. Unsigned. Dated ‘March 9, 1844’ and titled at lower right.
    f.12 Cottage N. Shore. Unsigned. Dated ‘Feby 14- 1844’ and titled at lower right.
    f.13 Quarantine Burial Ground. Unsigned. Dated ‘April 1, 1844’ and titled at lower right.
    f.14 Farm Cove and Fort Macquarie. Unsigned. Dated ‘circa 1845’ on back in Sir William Dixson’s (?) hand. Untitled.
    f.15 Cunningham’s monument, Botanical Gardens. Signed ‘C. Martens’ at lower left. Dated ‘Circa 1845’ on back in Sir William Dixson’s (?) hand. Titled at lower right.
    f.16 Cottage at Blue’s Point, J. Armitage Esq. Signed ‘C. Martens’ at lower right. Dated ‘Circa 1845’ on back in Sir William Dixson’s (?) hand. Titled at lower left.
    f.17 Point Piper, from Shark Island. Signed ‘C. Martens’ at lower left. Dated ‘Circa 1845’ on back in Sir William Dixson’s (?) hand. Titled at lower right.
    f.18 View from North Shore. Signed ‘C. Martens’ at lower left. Dated ‘Circa 1845’ on back in Sir William Dixson’s (?) hand. Titled at lower right. ‘Head of Berry’s Bay’ written on mount below title in same hand as date.
    f.19 Entrance to the Domain, Sydney. Signed ‘C. Martens’ at lower left. Dated ‘Circa 1845’ on back in Sir William Dixson’s (?) hand. Titled at lower right. The sketch also shows the Lower Lodge, Domain.
    f.20 Gate, Domain, Sydney. Signed ‘C. Martens’ at lower left. Dated and titled at lower right. The sketch also shows the Upper Lodge, Domain.
    f.21 View of Harbour from the North Shore looking East. Unsigned. Dated ‘May 20th/46’. Untitled. Mss. notes on front and back of sketch.
    f.22 Double Bay. Unsigned. Dated ‘Dec 7/46’ and titled at lower right.
    f.23 Double Bay. Monogram of an E inside a C, and date ’21.4.70’ in pencil, centre foreground. Title at lower left seems to be in Martens’ hand. Possibly the work of one of Martens’ students.
    f.24 Double Bay. Unsigned. Dated ‘Sept 9th’ and titled at lower right ‘Looking down Ocean Street’ written on mount below view in Sir William Dixson’s (?) hand.
    f.25 Double Bay. Unsigned. Dated ‘Sep.9th’ and titled at lower right. ‘Lower Ocean St’ written on mount below view in Sir William Dixson’s (?) hand.
    f.26 Double Bay. Unsigned. Dated ‘Dec/46’ and titled at lower right
    f.27 Sydney from Mr. Smith’s. Unsigned. Dated ‘Feb 1.1847’ and titled at lower left. ‘On Darling Pt Road’ in pencil beneath picture in Sir William Dixson’s (?) hand.
    f.28 Banksia tree, Darling Point Road. Unsigned. Dated ‘Feb 23/47’ and titled at lower left.
    f.29 Sydney from Mrs Darling’s Point Road. Unsigned. Dated ‘March 15th 47-‘ and titled at lower left.
    f.30 [From Mrs Darling’s Point Road]. Unsigned. Undated. Untitled.
    f.31 From Mrs Darling’s Point Road. Unsigned. Dated ‘March 19th 47-‘ and titled at lower left.
    f.32 View from Mr Mort's Garden. Unsigned. Dated ‘March 23.47-‘ and titled at lower left. ‘Greenoaks’ written on mount below view in Sir William Dixson’s (?) hand.
    f.33 Near Mrs Darling's Point. Unsigned. Dated ‘March 30th 47-‘ and titled at lower right. ‘Sand and ‘Fern’ marked at lower left and right of picture.
    f.34 Domain, Sydney. Signed ‘CM’ at lower right. Dated ‘April 9th 47’ and titled above inititals.
    f.35 Double Bay. Unsigned. Dated ‘May 4th. 47-‘ and titled at lower right.
    f.36 Statue of Sir Richard Bourke K.C.B., Sydney. Signed ‘C.Martens’ and dated ‘1847’ at lower left. Titled at lower right. ‘The litho not quite the same in detail’ written along lower edge at left.
    f.37 Mrs Darling’s Point Road. Unsigned. Dated ‘May 17th 47-‘ and titled at lower right.
    f.38 [South Head Road]. Unsigned. Undated. Untitled. The view is probably New South Head Road looking west towards Darlinghurst from the rise to Darling Point. Similar to f.39
    f.39 South Head Road. Unsigned. Dated ‘Aug 24th 47-‘ and titled at lower right.
    f.40 Sydney Cove. Unsigned. Dated ‘June 21.47-‘ and titled at lower left. ‘(Customs House)’ written on picture on left hand side, with arrow in pencil. Another pencil sketch of Customs House inverted in upper right corner. There are notes that have been erased.
    f.41 Near Mrs Darling’s Point. Unsigned. Dated ‘Augst 17.47-‘ and titled at lower right.
    f.42 From the Octagon H.G.Smith Esq. Unsigned. Dated ‘Sep 28th 47’ and titled at lower right.
    f.43 Glen N.Shore. Unsigned. Dated ‘Dec 4th 47-‘ and titled at lower right.
    f.44 Gum Tree. Unsigned. Dated ‘March 4th 48’ at lower right. Untitled. ‘Painted in oil and sent to Hy Martens, in England – 18—‘ written on the back, also a note, partly trimmed, about the tree having been cut down.
    f.45 St Leonards. Unsigned. Dated ‘March 15th/48-‘ and titled at lower right.
    f.46 Domain, Sydney. Unsigned. Dated ‘April 24th/48-‘ and titled at lower right. Picture shows St. James Church.
    f.47 View from Mr Lowry’s quarters, Sydney Barrack[s]. Unsigned. Dated ‘July 3. 1849‘ and titled at lower right. Notes written along the lower edge of the picture and ‘north east’ at centre top.
    f.48 Stone pines … Unsigned. Dated ‘Augst 1, 1848‘ and titled at lower right.
    f.49 Rocks, Middle Harbour. Unsigned. Dated ‘Augst 26th, 1848‘ and titled at lower right.
    f.50 Milsons Point. Signed ‘C.M.’ in right hand corner. Dated ‘Nov 1, 1848’ and titled under initials.
    f.51 Off Vaucluse. Unsigned. Dated ‘March 6th/49’ and titled at lower right.
    f.52 Nelsons Bay. Signed ‘CM’ in right hand corner. Dated ‘June 2nd 1849’ and titled above initials.
    f.53 Hyde Park, Sydney. Unsigned. Dated ‘June 9th/49-‘ and titled at lower right. Note reading: ‘Memo: this shows Macquarie Street through the Park – through the centre to little Macquarie Street or Macquarie St South’ written in pencil along lower edge in different hand possibly that of R.T. Carter. A further note ‘The old Watch house’ and an arrow in the same hand.
    f.54 Tivoli. Unsigned. Dated ‘July 17th 1849’ and titled at lower right.
    f.55 Tivoli. Unsigned. Dated ‘20th 1849’ and titled at lower left. ‘water’ written above title. On back is note ‘Tivoli Rose Bay, Capt. Du Morio[?] 25/7/85’ in a different hand, possibly of R.T. Carter.
    f.56 Bridge near Tivoli. Signed ‘C.Martens’ at lower right. Dated ‘Augst 9th 1849’ and titled at lower left.
    f.57 View of a beach, possibly Rose Bay. Unsigned. Dated ‘June 21, 1849’. Untitled.
    f.58 Clark Island and Darling Point showing Lindsay and Carthona. Unsigned. Dated ‘June 21st 1849’. Untitled. Sketch of Carthona titled ‘Carthona’ and of Lindsay titled ‘(Mr Bradleys)’ at lower right.
    f.59 Minto Crags, Coochin run, Geo. Fairholm. Signed ‘C.Martens’ at lower left. Dated ‘Nov 29th 1851’ and titled at lower right. ‘N.E.’ written bottom centre.
    f.60 Mt. Barney from Coochin Plains. Signed ‘C.Martens – 1851’ at lower left. Dated ‘Dec 3, 1851’ and titled at lower right. ‘S.E.’ written centre top, the ‘E’ being very faint.
    f.61 Mount Mitchell from the run Coochin. Signed ‘C.Martens’ at lower left. Dated ‘Decr 4th 1856’ and titled at lower right, ‘W by N’ written at lower centre.
    f.62 Pine trees Old Road, Cunninghams Gap. Unsigned. Dated ‘Dec 12, 1851’ and titled at lower right.
    f.63 The Cattle plain and Dalrymple Creek, Goomburra. Unsigned. Dated ‘Dec 25th, 1851’ and titled at lower left. ‘S’ written at upper centre.
    f.64 Near Pilton, Xanthorea or Grass Trees. Unsigned. Dated ‘Dec 24th, 1851’ and titled at lower right.
    f.65 Pine cutters huts Mt Joy and Mt Sturt – Q’land. Unsigned. Dated ‘Decr 30, 1851’ and titled on back in Sir William Dixson’s (?) hand ‘Bush scene near Warwick Queensland’ also written on back in unknown hand.
    f.66 Drayton. Unsigned. Dated ‘June 6, 1852’ and titled at lower right. ‘N’ written at upper centre.
    f.67 Descent of the range from Drayton. Signed ‘CM’ at lower left. Dated ‘7 Jan 1852’ and titled above initials. ‘NE’ written twice at centre top.
    f.68 Stanley Creek. Unsigned. Dated ‘Jany 29th 1852’ and titled at lower right.
    f.69 Rosalie Plains. Unsigned. Dated ‘Feby 17, 1852’ and titled at lower right. ‘S’ written at upper centre.
    f.70 Cecil Plains, “Condamine”. Unsigned. Dated ‘Feby 21, 1852’ and titled at lower left. ‘N.W’ written at upper centre.
  • 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
  • Description source

    SLNSW Mitchell Library Pictures Card Catalogue
  • General note

    ‘Conrad Martens Sketches’ – Cover.
    Bookplate of ‘Sir William Dixson’ – Inside front cover.
    f.51 has been reproduced in Conrad Martens : life & art / Elizabeth Ellis. Sydney : State Library of New South Wales Press, 1994.
    Robert Thomas Carter was an art dealer who purchased many drawings by Martens. He often added his own pencil inscriptions to the drawings, usually details about locations and prices. The majority were sold to David Scott Mitchell and William Dixson. (Conrad Martens : life & art / Elizabeth Ellis, p. 88)
    The Abercrombie Caves are situated on the Bathurst-Crookwell Road between Trunkey Creek and Tuena, about fifty miles south of Bathurst. "Burrangalong" seems to be a name associated with the Caves in the first half of the nineteenth century. Source: Conrad Martens: life & art / Elizabeth Ellis. Sydney: State Library of NSW Press, 1994
    Digital order no:Album ID : 839808
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