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  • Title
    No.2 Port Jackson N.S.W. The Floating Light - (Morning), 1846 / painted by G. E. Peacock
  • Creator
  • Call number
    DG 334
    Status: On display – Paintings from the Collection, Room 1, East Wall, no. 87
  • Level of description
  • Date

  • Type of material
  • Reference code
  • Issue Copy
  • Physical Description
    1 painting - oil on board - approx. 15.2 x 20.3 cm.
  • Scope and Content
    An unusual and sparse view of the Harbour, Peacock depicts the buoy and manned light vessel, the 'Rose', which marked the treacherous Sow and Pigs Reef, inside the Heads off Watson's Bay.
  • Source
    Presented by Sir William Dixson, 1929
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Creator died before 1955
    Please acknowledge: : Dixson Galleries, State Library of New South Wales
  • General note

    Companion piece with `No.1 The Heads of Port Jackson...', 1846 / painted by G. E. Peacock. Location Number: DG 333 Dixson Galleries

    Reference: George Edwards Peacock exhibition catalogue / State Library of New South Wales, 2002.

    Part of a set of six small paintings and one larger one (DG 332-DG 338). Extract from sales catalogue pasted on stretcher of the larger painting (DG 332) says that the six small paintings by Peacock were formerly the property of Thomas Arnold Wise and that the seven were believed to have been brought to England by Sir W. Manning, Chief Justice of N.S.W. or by Mr Justice Wise.

    Painting was re-framed with the generous support of the State Library of New South Wales Foundation, 2001-2002.
    Digital order no:a128055
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    Titled, signed and dated "G. E. Peacock, 1846" -- on label on reverse
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  • Open Rosetta viewer

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