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  • Title
    Collection of watercolours by John William Lewin : from the collection of William Bligh
  • Creator
  • Level of description
  • Date

  • Type of material
  • Reference code
  • Physical Description
    3 drawings - watercolour

    ITEM 01
    Echidna Australian egg-laying monotramataus mammal. Porcupine ant-eater, 1807 / by I.W. Lewin

    ITEM 02
    The Coal River or Port of Newcastle New South Wales ... / watercolour drawing possibly by John William Lewin

    ITEM 03
    Coal River N.S. Wales, 1807 / watercolour by I.W. Lewin
  • System of arrangement
    Each watercolour is described in greater detail in separate records which you can navigate to from this collection record.
  • Access Conditions

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

    Purchased from a descendant of William Bligh.

    The drawings appear to be part of a larger commission of John Lewin watercolours ordered by Governor Bligh in late 1807. A number of other drawings by Lewin from late 1807 (October, November and December) with a Bligh provenance have survived. For instance the Art Gallery of NSW's "Variegated Lizard of New South Wales" is dated 3 December 1807 (the same date as "Coal River - Hunter River"), while the "Southern Leaf Tailed Gecko" (Art Gallery of South Australia) is dated 3 November 1807.
  • Creator/Author/Artist
  • Exhibited in

    The City Unfolds - Newcastle Region Art Gallery. Applies to: Nos.2-3

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