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Robert DIXON

Died 1858

  • Australia 1829 - 1836
  • from 1838


printer, lithographic (organisation)

  • Active in London c1830s

A view of Gummum Plains and Liverpool Range N.S. Wales taken from Brindley Park 1837
Collection Title: '[Dixon and Balcombe: Suite of 3 lithographs]', London: Webb & Son, 1837.
Place made: London, Greater London, England
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper lithograph, printed in black ink, from one stone [or plate] Support: medium-weight white wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Edition State: published state
Impression: undesignated impression as issued
Edition: print run unknown

Primary Insc: No inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed lower left below image in black pencil, 'Robert Dixon'. Inscribed lower centre to lower right below image in black pencil, 'Can either of These Peaks be Mount Dixon shown on / Robert Dixons Survey Map of N.S.W. 1837? / LPool Range of Hills is shown on the Map about 30-50 miles / S.W. of Sydney. / WD. 19.4.1925'.
Dimensions: printed image 19.2 h x 29.9 w cm printed image and text 22.2 h x 29.9 w cm sheet 30.3 h x 44.5 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2011
Accession No: NGA 2011.1463
Subject: Australia, Art period: Colonial, New South Wales
  • By descent to Waynmab Dixon, by 1925.
  • At auction, 'Quarterly Fine Sale', England: Hampton & Littlewood, 2008, lot 260 [part]. Also sold with this lot is an interesting letter from Robert Dixon to his brother from the ship taking him to Australia in 1852 anchored off Plymouth hoping to see him at "The Diggings, if all things go well, in the near future ".
  • Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, from Peter Arnold Antiquarian Booksellers, Melbourne, October 2011.