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"A View of Governor Philips House Sydney Cove Port Jackson taken fron NNW"

Artist: Port Jackson Painter
Created: [between 1789 and 1792]
Dimensions: 22.2 x 30.8 cm
Reference: Watling Drawing - no. 19


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  • Port Jackson Painter]
  • The drawing is inscribed in blue pencil at top right with the number "28", which refers to the pre-1984 numbering system for the Watling Collection.
  • The drawing is inscribed in brown ink at bottom with the title "A View of Governor Philips House Sydney Cove Port Jackson taken from NNW". The handwriting is similar to that on Watling Drawing number 21.
  • The drawing is unsigned and undated. William Dixson (1923) suggests the drawing must have been made before Governor Phillip's departure on December 10th, 1792.
  • 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 12019
  • James Lee of Kensington : purchased ; 1902
  • Data sheet available.
  • Proudfoot, H. et. al. Australia's First Government House. Sydney, Allen & Unwin in conjunction wth the Department of Planning, 1991.
  • 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 118, p. 114.)
  • McCormick, Tim. First Views of Australia: A History of Early Sydney. David Ell Press in association with Longueville Publications, Chippendale, 1987. (Plate 18, p. 52.)
  • Dixson, W. 'Some Early Picture of Sydney', The Royal Australian Historical Society Journal and Proceedings Vol. 19, 1923, pp. 198-204.