Philip L. CHAUNCY, Extracts from various authors; begun AD 1793 Enlarge 1 /2
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Datchet, Buckinghamshire, England 1816 – Ballarat, Victoria, Australia 1880

  • Australia from 1839

Extracts from various authors
begun AD 1793
between 1793 and 1852 Description: a bound journal of [411] pp. with manuscript extracts in English and French handwritten in pen and brown ink
Materials & Technique: drawings, manuscripts, drawings in pen and brown ink Support: white laid paper

Primary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed on front cover in black ink, 'This is a valuable family / relic. / It is my Father's / 'Place Book' [underlined] / and I now present it / with much love to my / dear Auschun in the / hope that he may profit / by the many good things / it contains + will keep / it + hand it down as an / heirloom to future / generations.'
Dimensions: book (closed) 20.0 h x 17.0 w cm book (open) 20.0 h x 34.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: The Wordsworth Collection, purchased 2010
Accession No: NGA 2010.989
Subject: Collection: The Wordsworth collection of Western Australian colonial art, acquired 2010. Australia, Art period: Colonial, Western Australia
  • Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, from Marie Louise Wordsworth, Perth, October 2010.