John LEWIN, not titled [Studies of a Remora fish]. Enlarge 1 /1

John LEWIN

England 1770 – Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 1819

  • Australia from 1800

not titled [Studies of a Remora fish]. c.1807 Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, drawing in watercolour Support: paper

Primary Insc: inscribed upper centre in ink, '16 inches in length & 5 in Girth - Black on the Back with a Black Stripe on the side'. inscribed upper left in ink, 'Under side of the Head'.
Dimensions: image 13.2 h x 41.0 w cm sheet 21.6 h x 55.8 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2005
Accession No: NGA 2005.938
Provenance:
  • William Bligh.
  • Private collection, by decsent.
  • Australian Art Colonial to Contemporary 1780s - 1990s. Melbourne: Deutscher Fine Art, August 1996, cat., no.3.
  • Private collection.
  • Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, from Hordern House Rare Books, Sydney, 2005.