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Title

Cockatoo Island, Parramatta River

1843

Artist

John Skinner Prout

England, Australia

19 Dec 1805 - 29 Sep 1876

  • 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
    Copyright

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    Artist information
    John Skinner Prout

    Works in the collection

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  • 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

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

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