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826086
  • Title
    H.M.S. Sirius weathering Tasmans-head, 1791 / George Raper
  • Creator
  • Call number
    DG SSV*/Ships/3
  • Level of description
    fonds
  • Date

    23 April 1789; 1791
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    826086
  • Physical Description
    1 drawing - view 12.5 x 29 cm. inside frame lines; on sheet 17.5 x 23.5 cm. - ink wash and watercolour
    textual material (1 page) - 17.5 x 23.5 cm. - leaf of ships log handwritten in ink, pasted to back of drawing
  • Collection history
    Extract from Library Liaison Officer's Letter of 19th January, 1967 (ML 399/1967): "I am attaching a wash drawing titled 'H.M.S. Sirius weathering Tasman's Head' and signed Geo. Raper, 1791. To the back of the drawing is pasted what appears to be a page of a Log of the Sirius dated 23rd April, 1789 when the ship was at Tasman's Head. This is possibly Raper's own log as he was a mid-shipman on the Sirius at the time. I noticed the drawing in the window of some art dealers named Middleton at 231 King's Road, Chelsea, S.W. 3. Middletons said that they had acquired the drawing among some items which were being cleared out of an antique shop in the area."
  • Collection history
    Extract from Library Liaison Officer's Letter of 19th January, 1967 (ML 399/1967): "I am attaching a wash drawing titled 'H.M.S. Sirius weathering Tasman's Head' and signed Geo. Raper, 1791. To the back of the drawing is pasted what appears to be a page of a Log of the Sirius dated 23rd April, 1789 when the ship was at Tasman's Head. This is possibly Raper's own log as he was a mid-shipman on the Sirius at the time. I noticed the drawing in the window of some art dealers named Middleton at 231 King's Road, Chelsea, S.W. 3. Middletons said that they had acquired the drawing among some items which were being cleared out of an antique shop in the area."
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Creator died before 1955
    Please acknowledge: : Dixson Galleries, State Library of New South Wales
  • General note

    Digital order no:a1528366
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    Signed and dated "Geo Raper 1791" in ink on lower right of border. Titled as above in ink on border below view.
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