Walter PRESTONJohn EYREAbsalom WEST, View of the Town of Sydney, the capital of New South Wales. Taken from Dawes's Point. Enlarge 1 /1

Walter PRESTON

England 1777 – Unknown, possibly Australia 1819 /0

engraver

  • Australia 1812-19

John EYRE

Coventry, England born 1771 – after 1812

print after

  • Australia 1801 - after 1812?

Absalom WEST

England Died after 1814

printer, intaglio

  • Australia 1798-1814

View of the Town of Sydney, the capital of New South Wales. Taken from Dawes's Point. 1812
Collection Title: Views in New South Wales. Sydney: West, 1813
Page: plate 9
Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper engraving, printed in black ink, from one copper plate; hand-coloured Support: paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Edition State: published state
Impression: undesignated impression as issued
Edition: print run unknown

Dimensions: plate-mark 22.8 h x 42.5 w cm sheet 31.2 h x 45.9 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2004
Accession No: NGA 2005.291.9
Subject: Australia, Art period: Colonial, New South Wales
Provenance:
  • With Horden House, Sydney. This image was one of fourteen offered as a boxed set in: Governor Lachlan Macquarie. An important collection of rare books, manuscripts and pictorial works focussing on Macquarie's reign as Governor 1810-1822, Sydney: Hordern House Rare Books, 1996, cat. no. 60.
  • Private collection, Sydney.
  • Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, from Horden House, Sydney, 2005