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431583
  • Title
    [View of Darling Harbour, Sydney, ca. 1850]
  • Call number
    SV/102
  • Level of description
    fonds
  • Date

    [probably dates from the early 1850s]
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    431583
  • Physical Description
    Drawings - monochrome watercolour - image 13.2 x 21.3 cm.
  • Scope and Content
    Looking along Kent Street, probably from beneath the site of the old Military windmill. The chimney visible at the right of the image rises up from the premises of the Australian Gaslight Company.
  • Source
    Purchased from Christie's Sale, Sydney, 9 Dec 2003, Lot 269 Previously sold at Sotheby's, Bond Street, London, 9-10 July, 1962, Lot 250 "An Australian Port" (15 pounds to Callil). Reference: Catalogues of sales [microform] / Sotheby & Co. Ann Arbor, Mich. : University Microfilms International, 1973-<1983>. [annotated with prices and names of buyers]
  • General note

    Removed from frame Dec 2003
    The Library holds similar watercolour views in the Dixson Galleries collection: `Sydney, 1851' and `Darling Harbour, 1859' by W.S. Hatton (DG V1A/30-31) ; `Looking up Darling Harbour from Flagstaff Hill' by Samuel Elyard (DG SV*/Sp Coll/Elyard/3)
    Digital order no:a128604
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    Australian Port -- in pencil on reverse of frame
    "Cockle Bay (Darling Harb) / looking across to East Balmain" -- in pencil (different hand) on reverse of frame
    "R 700 / 20 + 7" -- on label on reverse of frame
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