Charles BRUCE

Scotland 1807 – Australia 1851

print after

  • Australia from 1829



  • active 1840s

A chain gang, convicts going to work near Sydney, New South Wales [A chain gang of convicts going to work. [list of plates]] 1843
Collection Title: Backhouse, James. 'Narrative of a visit to the Australian colonies'. London: Hamilton, Adams & Co., 1843.
Page: facing page 158
Place made: York, York, England
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper etching, printed in black ink, from one plate Support: smooth off-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 verso upper left in black pencil, '[illeg., inverted]'. Inscribed verso upper right in black pencil, '7054 [inverted]'.
Dimensions: printed image 16.0 h x 30.3 w cm sheet 21.8 h x 33.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2011
Accession No: NGA 2011.1167
Subject: Australia, Art period: Colonial, New South Wales
  • Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, from John McPhee, Sydney, August 2011.