John LEWIN, The South Head Lyllie of New South Wales. Enlarge 1 /1

John LEWIN

England 1770 – Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 1819

  • Australia from 1800

The South Head Lyllie of New South Wales. 1810 Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, watercolours, painting in watercolour over drawing in black pencil Support: cardboard
Manufacturer's Mark: presence of manufacturer's mark undetermined due to secondary support.

Primary Insc: signed and dated lower left in pen and black ink, 'J.W. Lewin. New South Wales /1810'.
Secondary Insc: inscribed verso lower left in ink, 'The South Head Lyllie of New South Wales - Grows 14 feet before it flowers -'
Tertiary Insc: inscribed verso centre in black pencil, '535RJ'.
Dimensions: image 54.0 h x 43.5 w cm sheet 54.0 h x 43.5 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2000
Accession No: NGA 2000.4
Provenance:
  • At auction, Christie's London 1968 [Hordern House Rare Books].
  • Private collection Australia.
  • With Hordern House Rare Books, In cataalogue, 'Acquistions December 1995', Sydney: Hordern House Rare Books, December 1995, cat. no., 1 (illustrated).
  • Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, from Hordern House Rare Books, Sydney, February 2000.