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"A view in Port Jackson. A woman meeting her husband who has been out on some exploit and offering him some fish"

Artist: Port Jackson Painter
Created: [between 1788 and 1797]
Dimensions: 19.3 x 31 cm
Reference: Watling Drawing - no. 59

 

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  • Port Jackson Painter]
  • The drawing is inscribed in blue pencil at top right with the number "68", which refers to the pre-1984 numbering system for the Watling Collection.
  • The drawing is annotated in brown ink at bottom centre "A view in Port Jackson", and to the right, "A Woman meeting Her Husband who has been out on some exploit and offering Him some Fish." The latter has been copied from the reverse of the drawing.
  • The reverse of the drawing is annotated in brown ink "a woman meeting her husband who was out on some exploit & offering him some fish", and in pencil "F15.2 Bottom".
  • The composition is almost identical to that of the Port Jackson Collection Drawing number 42.
  • The author of this catalogue record is Suzanne Stenning.
  • By permission of the trustees of the Natural History Museum (London).
  • Two sets of transparencies held in the Natural History Museum (London) Zoology Library and Picture Library: Picture Library order number 12059
  • James Lee of Kensington : purchased ; 1902
  • Data sheet available.
  • Wheeler, A. and Smith, B, (eds.) The Art of the First Fleet and other early Australian Drawings. New Haven and London, Yale University Press, 1988. (Plate 33, p. 45.)