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"Views of Lord Howe Island, Discovered by Lieutenant Ball February 1788"

Artist: Raper, George
Created: [1790?]
Dimensions: 32.5 x 48.3 cm
Reference: Raper Drawing - no. 26


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Panoramic views of Lord Howe Island as viewed from a passing ship, with the main features labelled A-D. They are contained in three horizontal panels arranged in a column with inscription panels between them. The top panel depicts the island towards the centre of the composition, the tops of its two peaks obscured by cloud, and the rock known as Ball's Pyramid to the right. It includes a more distant view of the central peaks to the left, separated by a vertical ink arrow which extends into the inscription panel below. The two views below show the island getting progressively closer and from slightly different angles, with the weather clearing. The views are painted in a tonal manner, predominantly coloured blue, grey and white with the rocky cliffs of the island depicted in more detail in the bottom view. The three panels with their inscriptions are all contained within a triple-banded border, the central band of which is coloured with a pink wash and contains the title in a panel at the top.


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