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  • Title
    Morning at the `Heads' of Port Jackson or the Pilot's Look-out, 1850 / painted by G. E. Peacock
  • Creator
  • Call number
    DG 204
    Status: On display – Paintings from the Collection, Room 1, East Wall, no. 78
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  • Issue Copy
  • Physical Description
    1 painting - oil on board - 25.5 x 35.2 cm.
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Creator died before 1955
    Please acknowledge:: Dixson Galleries, State Library of New South Wales
  • General note

    Peacock's vision of a sunrise over South Head watched by two figures contemplating the Pacific is an unusually romantic depiction of this well-known spot and maybe hints at the artist's longing for England.
    In the early 1850s Peacock began to sign the front of his canvas - perhaps a sign of his growing self-confidence as an artist and emancipist.
    Reference: George Edwards Peacock exhitition catalogue / State Library of New South Wales, 2002
    Oil painting conserved and framed with the generous support of the State Library of New South Wales Foundation, 2001-2002
    Digital order no:a128050
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    Signed & dated "G. E. Peacock 1850" at lower right. Titled on label on reverse
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  • Exhibited in

    George Edwards Peacock - State Library of New South Wales (13 May - 1 August, 2002)
    Dixson 60 - State Library of New South Wales (March, 2013)
    A passion for collecting: Sir William Dixson - State Library of New South Wales (April, 2013 - August, 2013)
    Paintings from the Collection - State Library of New South Wales (October, 2018 - )
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