John LEWIN, Calicoma, Black Wattle. Enlarge 1 /1


England 1770 – Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 1819

  • Australia from 1800

Calicoma, Black Wattle. c.1805 Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, watercolours, painting in watercolour over drawing in black pencil Support: thin smooth white wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark

Primary Insc: not signed. not dated. Titled right edge in black pencil, 'Calicoma Black Wattle flowers / Mimosaceae'.
Dimensions: image 27.5 h x 22.9 w cm sheet 29.2 h x 25.2 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2010
Accession No: NGA 2010.125
  • Collection of Philip Gidley King (1758 - 1808), a private commissioned by him.
  • By descent through the King family.
  • In the catalogue, 'Colonial Paintings', Sydney: Hordern House Rare Books, 1994, cat. no., 5.
  • Purchased by the National gallery of Australia, from Hordern House Rare Books, Sydney, April 2010.