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  • Title
    [Sydney from Sandy (Rose) Bay], 1840 / Conrad Martens
  • Creator
  • Call number
    DL 23
    Status: On display – Paintings from the Collection, Room 1, East Wall, no. 103
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  • Issue Copy
  • Physical Description
    1 painting - oil on canvas - 45.7 x 65 cm. inside frame 60 x 79.2 cm.; 46.9 x 66.1 cm. across stretcher
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Creator died before 1955
    Please acknowledge:: Dixson Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • General note

    Signed and dated `C Martens 1840' at lower right
    Title based on entry in Conrad Martens' account book, 21 Jan 1840: ""View Sydney from Sandy Bay W. [Thomas?] Icely Esq. 15 [pounds].15.0"". Rose Bay was ""sometimes called Sandy Bay by Martens"", but ""Sandy (Rose) Bay does not appear on any nineteenth-century maps or charts of Port Jackson, and is not to be confused with another Sandy Bay, now called Athol Bay, near Taronga Zoo, on Reuss & Browne's Map of ... Sydney and Environs ... (1856)"" -- Reference: Ellis, E. Conrad Martens: life & art. Sydney: State Library of NSW, 1994. See this reference also for notes on other views taken by Martens from this vantage point
    Library pictures card catalogue title: View of Sydney Harbour [looking across Rose Bay towards Woollahra Point and Henrietta Villa, with the city in the background]. Based on the list of Dixson's collection compiled by A. H. Spencer, with cataloguer's remarks in brackets
    `Sydney' has been written in ink on the back of the stretcher. A label inscribed `Dame. Eadith. Walker', previously affixed to the back of the stretcher, is recorded in the Library pictures card catalogue and is no longer extant. The picture was formerly in her collection
    Digital order no:Album ID : 874537
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