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  • Title
    Item 02: The Guardian Frigate, commanded by Lieutenant Riou, surrounded by islands of ice in the South Seas, on which she struck, 24.th December 1789, in her Passage to Botany Bay, with the crew in the jolly boat / [possibly by Robert Dighton]
  • Call number
    ML 1112 (b)
  • Level of description
  • Date

    1790 (printed beneath image "Published as the Act directs 22nd Sept. 1790"), No. 69 St. Pauls Church Yard, London : Printed for & sold by Carington Bowles
  • Type of material
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  • Issue Copy
  • Physical Description
    1 print - mezzotint engraving with etching - 25 x 35.2 cm (sight), appears to have been trimmed to plate marks - mounted with the drawing

    Originally collected by the Carrington Bowles family, from an album of drawings bound by them, ca. 1830. Sold by a descendant in Sotheby's rooms, 30/4/1953. Auctioned at Sotheby's, London, Thursday 10/3/88.
  • Access Conditions

    Access to this pictures collection via appointment only. Please submit your request through Ask a Librarian
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Artist died before 1955
    Please acknowledge:: Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • General note

    It is not clear whether the watercolour ""The perilious situation of the Guardian Frigate as she appeared striking on the rocks of ice.."" is the original for, or a copy of, this mezzotint. The two images are virtually identical. Both are framed together at ML 1112.
    Both the watercolour and the mezzotint are numbered ""599""
    Digital order no:a1528528
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    Title is printed beneath image
  • Attributions / conjectures

    Possibly by Dighton, attributed to him by previous owner of work
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