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826105
  • Title
    Botany Bay [New South Wales, ca 1789 / watercolour by Charles Gore]
  • Creator
  • Call number
    DG V1A/8
  • Level of description
    fonds
  • Date

    ca 1789
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    826105
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised
  • Physical Description
    1 drawing - 14 x 37 cm. - watercolour
  • Source
    Presented by Sir William Dixson, 1951
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Artist died before 1955
  • General note

    Copy Print : DG V1A/8
    Available on open access in the Mitchell Library Reading Room
    Digital order no:a2060001
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    'Botany Bay' -- in ink at top left corner of view
    'Drawn by Charles Gore Esqr.' -- in ink on verso (in similar hand to title on recto?)
    'Botany Bay - 1788 / New South Wales' -- in another hand, in pencil on verso
  • Attributions / conjectures

    Similar to the view by Robert Cleveley published in:

    The voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay : with an account of the establishment of the colonies of Port Jackson & Norfolk Island / compiled from authentic papers which have been obtained from the several departments. To which are added, the journals of Lieuts. Shortland, Watts, Ball & Capt. Marshall with an account of their new discoveries. London : Printed for John Stockdale, 1789 (opp. p. 46).

    On its title page, The Voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay is described as 'embellished with fifty five Copper Plates, The Maps and Charts taken from Actual Surveys, & the Plans & Views drawn on the Spot, by Capt. Hunter, Lieuts. Shortland, Watts, Dawes, Bradley, Capt. Marshall, Etc.'.

    Charles Gore, a successful amateur marine artist, never visited the Pacific. Professional marine artists, Cleveley brothers Robert and John the Younger, never visited the Pacific, but produced Pacific views which may have been from other visual sources.

    Cleveley's 'A View of Botany Bay' is referred to on p.46 by a footnote to the account of the arrival of 'the Sirius, with the remainder of the convoy' in Botany Bay on 20 January 1788: 'The annexed view of Botany Bay, represents the Supply, &c. at anchor, and the Sirius with her convoy coming into the bay.'
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