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Title

Dawes Point, Sydney


Artist

Conrad Martens

England, Australia

1801 - 21 Aug 1878


About

This drawing was identified as a view of Dawes Point, Sydney by Elizabeth Ellis, Curator of Pictures, State Library of New South Wales. Features in this drawing include the Miles Building, a three-storey warehouse in the centre of the image, and Dawes Battery at the base of the flagpole.
It can be dated before 1846, at which time a stone wall was constructed around the waterline at Dawes Point. It may have been drawn from the residence of Thomas Lloyd on the north shore, as there are several works extant from a similar viewpoint, although this one seems to be from closer to the waterline. It was page 16 from an album of various drawings and prints compiled by Sophia Ives Campbell from 1847, now dispersed. A list of the contents and bindings are held by the Mitchell Library, Sydney. A student of Martens, Miss Campbell is recorded in his account book (Mitchell Library, Sydney) as having purchased four watercolours and three pencil sketches from him on 12 July 1850.

Hendrik Kolenberg, 'Australian drawings from the Gallery's collection', AGNSW, 1997


Details


Other Title

(Bennelong Point, New Government House, entrance to Sydney Cove and tip of Dawes Point looking from the North Shore)


Place where the work was made

Sydney New South Wales Australia


Date

circa 1846


Media category

Drawing


Materials used

pencil, white gouache


Dimensions

14.9 x 23.4 cm sheet


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1996


Location

Not on display


Accession number

273.1996


Artist information

Conrad Martens

Works in the collection

35


Place

Where the work was made
Sydney

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Hendrik Kolenberg, Australian drawings from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 1997, 18 (illus.). cat.no. 2