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  • Title
    Sydney Heads [showing sailing ship with American flag entering Sydney Harbour and a small screw steamer inside the Heads], ca. 1850?
  • Call number
    ML 257
    Status: On display – Paintings from the Collection, Room 1, West Wall, no. 8
  • Level of description
  • Date

    ca. 1850?
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
  • Issue Copy
  • Physical Description
    1 painting - oil - 47 x 62 cm. incl. frame
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Artist died before 1955
    Please acknowledge:: Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • General note

    Titled in brushpoint at lower right
    Unsigned, undated
    Further notes regarding the possible identity of the American ship, compiled by Dr Philip Lundeberg, Sept. 1989, held at Pxn 753
    Conserved and reframed 2003 (old frame at F494)
    4 paintings held in Mitchell Library are all titled in brushpoint on the canvas, in a similar hand (ML 257,377,445,1168). Better artists were less likely to title their work on the actual painting, so indications are that these 4 works were produced by a lesser-known artist working from a superior original oil by a more prominent artist, to sell to a broader popular market. See individual records for details of the works from which the imitations may have been made. Source: ML Pictures Curator, Dec. 2003
    Digital order no:a128552
  • Conservation note

    Paintwork cracked
  • Subject
  • Topic
  • Place
  • Exhibited in

    Pride of place - State Library of New South Wales (27 September - 29 November, 2004)
    Harbour Views - State Library of New South Wales (March, 2014 - October, 2014)
    Paintings from the Collection - State Library of New South Wales (October, 2018 - )

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