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845645
  • Title
    Item 01: Farm Cove "man of war roads" Sydney as taken from Fort Denison [ca. 1859-1860] / [attributed to James Glen Wilson]
  • Call number
    V/198
  • Level of description
    item
  • Date

    Between October 1859 - January 1860
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    845645
  • Physical Description
    1 watercolour - 16.2 x 53.5 cm - with pen and pencil
    1 text caption - 6.7 x 53 cm
  • Scope and Content
    The watercolour shows in the foreground Fort Denison looking across to Farm Cove and Sydney including Sydney Harbour maritime activity.
    The watercolour includes a topographical key to ships and other features as follows:
    St James Church
    Botanic Garden and Domain
    Iris, Captain Loring
    Government House
    Herald, Captain Denham
    Fort Macquarie
    Sydney Cove
    Dawes Battery
    Water Police Watch House
    Blues Point
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Creator died before 1955
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • Description source

    Title taken from accompanying topographical key
  • General note

    Digital order no:Album ID : 971138
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    Further inscribed: `St James Ch.’; `Botanic Garden and Domain’; `“Iris”, Capt. Loring’; `Government Ho.’; `“Herald”, Capt. Denham’; `Fort Macquarie’; `Sydney Cove’; `Dawes Battery’; `Water Police Watch Ho.’; `Blues Point’
  • Attributions / conjectures

    The topographical key seems to compare to other works by James Glen Wilson held in the Dixson Galleries Collection: Port Jackson and Port Jackson approaches, 1857 / James Glen Wilson (DG V1/24-26; DG XV1/34)
  • Date note

    This image probably dates from the visit of the Herald to Sydney in October 1859 until January 1860 after the placement of the cannons on Fort Denison in late 1859
  • Conservation note

    The watercolour and topographical key appear to have been produced on different paper
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