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  • Title
    East Boyd 1847 / watercolour drawing by Oswald Brierly
  • Creator
  • Call number
    ML 1348
  • Level of description
  • Date

  • Type of material
  • Reference code
  • Issue Copy
  • Physical Description
    1 drawing - pencil and watercolour, with gouache, on tinted paper - 34 x 65 cm
  • Access Conditions

    Access via appointment
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Creator died before 1955
    Please acknowledge:: Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • General note

    When this watercolour was painted, in 1847, Oswald Brierly was the manager of Boyd Town and East Boyd. In his journal, on 28 October 1847, he noted 'worked at a drawing of E Boyd" : ref. A 541 Mitchell Library Manuscripts collection.

    The stone cottage on the bluff overlooking the bay was Brierly's residence, known as 'Merton'. It was demolished early in the 20th century to make way for a much larger home, 'Edrom', erected by J. R. Logan c. 1913.

    The watercolour appears to be the basis of John Carmichael's etching "East Boyd. N.S.W.", which was published in W.H. Wells', "A Geographical Dictionary, or Gazetteer of the Australian colonies...", Sydney, 1848, opp. p.69.
    In this watercolour Brierly appears to have contracted the beach in the foreground which is in fact several hundred metres long. It is now known as Fisheries Beach.
    Frame filed at F356
    Digital order no:a128028
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    At lower right in watercolour "East Boyd / 1847"
    At lower left in watercolour "O W [B?] Brierly"
  • Topic
  • Place
  • Exhibited in

    Upon a painted ocean. Sir Oswald Brierly - State Library of New South Wales (18 October, 2004 - 6 February, 2005)

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