Perth, the capital of Western Australia.. Looking east from a photograph by Mr Manning of Perth 1840-49
Collection Title: The Australasian. Melbourne, 1864 - 1946.
Page: 21 June 1890, page 1220
Creation Notes: 1890, printed
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper wood-engraving, printed in black ink, from one block; hand-coloured in watercolour Support: grey paper
Edition State: published state
Impression: undesignated impression as issued
Edition: print run unknown

Primary Insc: no inscriptions
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions
Tertiary Insc: Label verso, 'Spencer Scott Sandilands'. Inscribed verso of frame [backing board] in blue ink, 'All the below facts are from Mr Robert Douglas of Esperance, the son of Captain Douglas/ Saw Mr Robert Douglas June 1972 regarding the picture and he gave the (203/1) whole of the following information: He identified the ships as the 'GRACE DARLING', the 'FLINDERS'/ and a coal hulk./ The 'Grace Darling', his father Captain Douglas's ship, is shown with one top-sail too many, and the mast too high./ The 'Flinders' traded from Adelaide to Esperance with different stores. (Others were the 'Frankland', which sank on a reef while on her moorings at Point Malcom./ The coal hulk ended up wrecked on Bandy Creek. People took timber from the old hulk for their gardens. Oregon pine. They made it into paths./ The painting was painting between 1894 and 1898./ The jetty is the main town jetty and is near the Pier Hotel. It was about the length it is now (1972). It was extended in 1898./ The painting dates to prior to 1898,/ before the jetty was extended./ Mr R. Douglas came to live in Esperance in 1894./ Captain Douglas first had the 'Agnes', which was wrecked in Bremer Bay in 1892. Then he went to Adelaide and bought the 'Grace Darling'./ Eric Stone in Borden has the figure-head of the 'Grace Darling'.
Dimensions: printed image 19.0 h x 32.8 w cm printed image and text 25.2 h x 39.2 w cm sheet 31.0 h x 46.8 w cm
Acknowledgement: The Wordsworth Collection, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, purchased 2010
Accession No: NGA 2010.1037
Subject: Collection: The Wordsworth collection of Western Australian colonial art, acquired 2010. Australia, Art period: Colonial, Western Australia Australia, Printed ephemera: Newspaper supplement
  • With Spnecer Scott Sandilands, Melbourne.
  • Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, from Marie Louise Wordsworth, Perth, October 2010.