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844602
  • Title
    Mona, Darling Point, Sydney, N.S.W., 1844 / possibly by S.P. Hill
  • Creator
  • Call number
    SSV1A/Dar P/1
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    1844
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    844602
  • Physical Description
    1 watercolour - 6 3/4 x 12 in. mounted on sheet 7 3/4 x 12 in.
  • Source
    Presented by L.G. Rowe, 1964
  • Description source

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

    A note on the back of frame holding a photograph of Mona, also presented by Mr Rowe, states 'Record in a directory 1844 of T.H. Smart at Mona (the initial should be T.W. - Thomas Ware Smart). The detached building is the picture gallery - it contained a number of famous pictures including "The Market Cart" by Gainsborough, see "Some Houses and Peoples of New South Wales" by G. Nesta Griffiths'.

    Mr Rowe's family were once occupants of Mona, 1885-1905.

    Keyword subject:
    Mona (residence : Darling Point, N.S.W.)
    Digital order no:a1528141
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    Signed 'S P Hi[ll?] 1844' 'Hill' partly erased. Titled on mounting sheet below view in blue ink.

    Note by donor on brown paper backing of frame (frame now discarded) 'Incorporated in Mona standing in 1905 when the then existing picture gallery stables boathouses were demolished and the grounds sub-divided'.
  • Attributions / conjectures

    According to Moore 'The Story of Australian Art', Hill was in Hobart in 1842 and in 1845-46 he was Secretary of the Mechanic's Institute School of Arts, Sydney, so that he could have been painting in N.S.W. at that time when he was 24 years of age.
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