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"Views of Norfolk Island"

Artist: Raper, George
Created: [1790]
Dimensions: 32.2 x 50 cm
Reference: Raper Drawing - no. 20


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Two separate views of Norfolk Island, each framed by a black ink border and arranged one above the other, with navigational information given in bands below them. The top view shows the cliff-edged northern shore of Norfolk Island with the blue-grey peaks of Mount Pitt to the right, labelled a-c with a key in a band below coloured with pink wash. The drawing at the bottom shows the north-western coast, with Mount Pitt to the left and Nepean Island to the right. The cliff faces are coloured pale brown and grey, and the pine-clad interior is mottled grey-green with schematic pine trees. The sea is represented by a gradated wash of grey to pale blue, overlaid with grey horizontl brush marks in the foreground. The sky has a very faint pink stain on the horizon, and bands of pale blue wash towards the top. The drawings are framed with a thick black ink line and 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. The signature and date are located in the inner band at lower right. Most of the outer band appears to have been lost through the drawing having been cropped.


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