Perth, the capital of Western Australia.. Looking east from a photograph by Mr Manning of Perth
21 June 1890
Collection Title: The Australasian. Melbourne, 1864 - 1946.
Page: 21 June 1890, page 1220
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique:
wood-engraving, printed in black ink, from one block; hand-coloured in watercolour
Support: grey paper
Edition State: published state
Impression: undesignated impression as issued
Edition: print run unknown
Primary Insc: no inscriptions.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: label verso, 'Spencer Scott Sandilands'.
inscribed verso of frame [backing board] in blue ink, 'All the below facts are from Mr Robert Douglas of Esperance, the son of Captain Douglas/ Saw Mr Robert Douglas June 1972 regarding the picture and he gave the (203/1) whole of the following information: He identified the ships as the 'GRACE DARLING', the 'FLINDERS'/ and a coal hulk./ The 'Grace Darling', his father Captain Douglas's ship, is shown with one top-sail too many, and the mast too high./ The 'Flinders' traded from Adelaide to Esperance with different stores. (Others were the 'Frankland', which sank on a reef while on her moorings at Point Malcom./ The coal hulk ended up wrecked on Bandy Creek. People took timber from the old hulk for their gardens. Oregon pine. They made it into paths./ The painting was painting between 1894 and 1898./ The jetty is the main town jetty and is near the Pier Hotel. It was about the length it is now (1972). It was extended in 1898./ The painting dates to prior to 1898,/ before the jetty was extended./ Mr R. Douglas came to live in Esperance in 1894./ Captain Douglas first had the 'Agnes', which was wrecked in Bremer Bay in 1892. Then he went to Adelaide and bought the 'Grace Darling'./ Eric Stone in Borden has the figure-head of the 'Grace Darling'.
x 32.8 w
printed image and text
x 39.2 w
x 46.8 w
: The Wordsworth Collection, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, purchased 2010
: NGA 2010.1037
: Collection: The Wordsworth collection of Western Australian colonial art, acquired 2010.
Australia, Art period: Colonial, Western Australia
Australia, Printed ephemera: Newspaper supplement
- With Spnecer Scott Sandilands, Melbourne.
- Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, from Marie Louise Wordsworth, Perth, October 2010.