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Title

Cockatoo Island, Parramatta River

1843


Artist

John Skinner Prout

England, Australia

19 Dec 1805 - 29 Sep 1876


About

This is a study for the lithograph in Part III of Skinner Prout's series 'Sydney illustrated' 1843. Accompanying it, John Rae wrote:

"The view is taken from the high grounds of Balmain, overlooking Parramatta River, near the road which has been recently cut through the bush to Sydney, round the head of Darling Harbour, and not far distant from Birch Grove, the delightful seat of Captain M'Lean, Principal Superintendent of Hyde Park Barracks ... In the foreground of the picture, we have a specimen of the bush scenery that prevails along the banks of the Parramatta River and Port Jackson".

excerpt from Hendrik Kolenberg, Anne Ryan and Patricia James, '19th century Australian watercolours, drawings & pastels in the Gallery's collection', Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2005


Details


Date

1843


Media category

Drawing


Materials used

pencil, white gouache on green-grey paper


Dimensions

16.0 x 26.7 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed l.r. corner, pencil "J.S. Prout". Dated dated l.l. corner "... Feb 21.43".


Credit

Gift of W.T. Robertson 1991


Location

Not on display


Accession number

105.1991


Artist information

John Skinner Prout

Works in the collection

31


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Hendrik Kolenberg, 19th century Australian watercolours, drawing and pastels from the Gallery's collection, 'Introduction', pg. 6-16, Sydney, 2005, 9, 38 (colour illus.).