Walter PRESTONJohn LEWINAbsalom WEST, A view of the banks of the River Hawkesbury, in New South Wales. Enlarge 1 /1


England 1777 – Unknown, possibly Australia 1819 /0


  • Australia 1812-19


England 1770 – Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 1819

Print after

  • Australia from 1800

Absalom WEST

England Died after 1814


  • Australia 1798-1814

A view of the banks of the River Hawkesbury, in New South Wales. 1813
Collection Title: Views in New South Wales. Sydney: West, 1814
Page: plate 20
Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper engraving, printed in black ink, from one copper plate Support: paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Edition State: published state
Impression: undesignated impression as issued
Edition: print run unknown

Dimensions: printed image 24.2 h x 32.2 w cm plate-mark 30.9 h x 45.2 w cm sheet 32.0 h x 46.2 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2004
Accession No: NGA 2005.291.20
Subject: Australia, Art period: Colonial, New South Wales
  • 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