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839754
  • Title
    Views in Australia, ca. 1826 / Augustus Earle
  • Creator
  • Call number
    PX*D 321
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    Sydney : Earle's Lithography, ca. 1826
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    839754
  • Issue Copy
    Partly Digitised : 4 lithographs
  • Physical Description
    4 prints, 3 sheets relief prints - sizes vary - hand coloured lithographs, letterpress
  • Scope and Content
    Originally issued in 2 parts, each containing 2 plates.

    Each lithograph is individually titled beneath lower frame line, at centre:
    Pt. 1, no. 1: Sydney Heads
    Pt. 1, no. 2: View from the Sydney Hotel
    Pt. 2, no. 1: Sydney from Pinchgut Island
    Pt. 2, no. 2: Sydney Lighthouse.

    The views are accompanied by 3 sheets of lithographic letterpress:
    1. Advertisement
    2. Description of each of the 2 views issued as pt. 1
    3. Description of each of the 2 views issued as pt. 2
  • Source
    Purchased, 1987 Pic.Acc.6415
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Artist died before 1955.
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • Finding Aids
    Research notes available in Mitchell Library Reading Room , PXn 685 and PXn 707 -
  • Description source

    Information transferred from Pictures Card Catalogue as part of the eRecords Project, 2008-2009
  • General note

    None of the lithographs is dated. Dated from 1826 references to the views in Sydney Monitor, v. 1, no. 23, Fri. 20 Oct. 1826, p. 178, col. 1, Sydney Gazette, 27 Dec. 1826, p. 3, col. 2.

    The collective title 'Views in Australia' is from the wrapper included in the set in the Ferguson Collection, National Library of Australia, compared with description in Ferguson, J.A. Bibliography of Australia ... Vol. 1, no. 1070.

    Lithographs reproduced in colour and 'advertisement' in black and white in Christie's Australia, 'Australian paintings, prints and books [auction catalogue]', Sydney, 26 Oct., 1987. Lot no. 440, pp. 39-41.

    Four framer's labels printed 'Manufactured by Geo. Styles 31 Rowe St., Sydney. Phone B2628' removed from old mounts now filed with restoration reports 20/1/89. JW.

    Available on open access in the Mitchell Library Reading Room
    Copy Print : SPF/EARLE, AUGUSTUS

    Microfilm copy at: FM3/681
    Digital order no:Album ID : 883463
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    Earle's Lithography' and 'Pub:' or 'Pubd' '... at Sydney N.S.W.' lithographed at left and right respectively, beneath lower frame line of each image.
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