James WALLISWalter PRESTON, View of Newcastle. New South Wales [verso] Enlarge 1 /1

James WALLIS

Cork, Ireland 1785 – Gloucestershire, England 1858

after

  • Australia 1814-19

Walter PRESTON

England 1777 – Unknown, possibly Australia 1819 /0

engraver

  • Australia 1812-19

View of Newcastle. New South Wales [verso] 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: working state
Impression: undesignated proof impression
Edition: print run unknown

Edition Notes: This is a first attemp at a view of Newcastle with Christ Church Cathedral on the left. The plate seems to have been abandoned after a few proofs (only two known). An impression from a second plate, with the Church more prominent and the title 'View of Hunter's River. Newcastle. New South Wales' is printed on verso. Impresions from the second plate 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 12.6 h x 20.3 w cm printed border line 12.8 h x 20.5 w cm printed image and text 14.1 h x 20.5 w cm sheet (irregular) 16.5 h x 22.8 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2014
Accession No: NGA 2014.2412B
Provenance:
  • Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, from Hordern House Rare Books, Sydney, 2014.