James WALLISWalter PRESTON, View of Hunter's River. Newcastle. New South Wales [recto] Enlarge 1 /1


Cork, Ireland 1785 – Gloucestershire, England 1858


  • Australia 1814-19


England 1777 – Unknown, possibly Australia 1819 /0


  • Australia 1812-19

View of Hunter's River. Newcastle. New South Wales [recto] 1817 Place made: Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, engraving, printed in black ink, from one copper plate Support: thin smooth cream wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.
Edition State: published state
Impression: undesignated proof impression
Edition: print run unknown

Edition Notes: This is a second attemp at a view of Newcastle with Christ Church Cathedral on the left. The first plate seems to have been abandoned after a few proofs (only two known). Impression of the second plate with the Church more prominent and the title 'View of Hunter's River. Newcastle. New South Wales' were included in 'Wallis, James. An historical account of the colony of New South Wales and its dependent settlements. London: R. Ackermann, 1821'.
Primary Insc: no inscriptions.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: printed image 13.5 h x 21.7 w cm printed border line 13.7 h x 21.8 w cm printed image and text 15.5 h x 21.8 w cm sheet (irregular) 16.5 h x 22.8 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2014
Accession No: NGA 2014.2412A
  • Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, from Hordern House Rare Books, Sydney, 2014.