George FRANKLANDThomas BOCK, Macquarie Street Hobart | not titled [Stork standing on a group of rocks] Enlarge 1 /1


Great Britain 1800 – Australia 1838

print after

  • Australia

Thomas BOCK

Sutton Coldfield, England 1790 – Hobart, Tasmania, Australia 1855


  • Australia from 1824

Macquarie Street Hobart | not titled [Stork standing on a group of rocks] 1829 Description: two images printed from one plate

Collection Title: 'Hobart Town almanack for the year 1829'. Hobart: James Ross, 1829.
Place made: Tasmania, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper etching, printed in black ink, from one copper plate Support: paper
Edition State: working state
Impression: proof befor letters
Edition: print run unknown

Edition Notes: In the 1st state of Macquarie Street Hobart there is no title In the 1st state of Stork standing on a rock the title of the almanak has not been engraved Both works were completed for publication in the 'Hobart Town Almanack for the year 1829', printed by James Ross. See Clifford Craig. 'More old Tasmanian prints'. Launceston: Foot & Playsted, 1984, p.137.
Primary Insc: No inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed on frame backing-board upper left to centre in black pencil, 'ARTISTS PROOF / DRAWN BY GEORGE FRANKLAND / ENGRAVED BY THOMAS BOCK. / 1827'.
Dimensions: printed image (a) 8.0 h x 6.2 w cm printed image (b) 3.2 h x 4.5 w cm plate-mark 12.2 h x 19.8 w cm sheet (sight) 13.2 h x 20.7 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2012
Accession No: NGA 2012.45
Subject: Australia, Art period: Colonial, Tasmania Architecture
  • Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, from a private collector, Tasmania, 2012.