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"A View of the Land to the Southward of Botany Bay with the Entrance of the Harbour"

Artist: Port Jackson Painter (probably Hunter, John, Admiral)
Created: [between 1790 and 1797]
Dimensions: 17 x 31.9 cm
Reference: Watling Drawing - no. 5


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  • John Hunter
  • The drawing is inscribed in blue pencil at top right with the number "9", which refers to the pre-1984 numbering system for the Watling Collection.
  • The drawing is inscribed at the bottom in black ink with the title "A View of the Land to the Southward of Botany Bay with the Entrance of the Harbour.. Point Solander bearing N51W.. Dise. 6 miles", apparently in John Hunter's hand. "Point Solander" and "Botany Bay" are labelled in black ink towards the right of the composition.
  • The drawing is unsigned and undated but is attributed to John Hunter in Wheeler and Smith (1988), p. 81.
  • The features depicted in the drawing overlap and continue southwards from those represented in Watling Drawing number 6.
  • 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 12005
  • 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 76, p. 80.)