Thomas L. MITCHELL, Breakers on the rocks Enlarge 1 /1


Scotland 1792 – Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 1855

  • Australia from 1827

Breakers on the rocks c.1838
Collection Title: Mitchell, Thomas Sir, ‘Three expeditions into the interior of eastern Australia: with descriptions of the recently explored region of Australia Felix and of the present colony of New South Wales’. London : T. & W. Boone, 1838.
Place made: London, Greater London, England
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper wood-engraving, printed in black ink, from one block; additions in gouache Support: white wove paper
Edition State: working state
Impression: working proof
Edition: print run unknown
Place Published: London: T.& W. Boone

Primary Insc: Inscribed [by Thomas Mitchell] centre left in black pencil, 'X / The breaker to / be continued out as / marked white'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed upper left in black pencil, 'Vol 2 p375'.
Dimensions: sheet 11.1 h x 15.7 w cm image 2.8 h x 7.4 w cm sight 12.4 h x 16.3 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased from Gallery admission charges 1988
Accession No: NGA 88.531
Subject: Australia, Exploration: Inland
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from Hordern House Rare Books, Sydney, 1988.