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Collection of views mainly of New South Wales, with some views of Tasmania, ca. 1882-1895 / drawn by W.C. Piguenit

Call numbers

DGD 6

Record identifier

16AJL2en

Collection of views mainly of New South Wales, with some views of Tasmania, ca. 1882-1895 / drawn by W.C. Piguenit

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https://collection.sl.nsw.gov.au/record/16AJL2en/04LawdeNJMOea

Collection of views mainly of New South Wales, with some views of Tasmania, ca. 1882-1895 / drawn by W.C. Piguenit

Full title

Collection of views mainly of New South Wales, with some views of Tasmania, ca. 1882-1895 / drawn by W.C. Piguenit

Date

1882-1895

Call Numbers

DGD 6

Record Identifier

16AJL2en
Physical Description

Contents

97 drawings on 62 sheets - various sizes in portfolios 60 x 40 cm - pencil and watercolour, 2 lithographs

Other Descriptions

Level of description

Fonds

Access and use

Copying Conditions

Out of copyright : Artist died before 1955

Please acknowledge: : Dixson Galleries, State Library of New South Wales

Terms of use

Ask a Librarian online or in the reading room.

Issue Copy

Digitised

More information

SCOPE AND CONTENTS

Contents

1. Parramatta River
2. Cockatoo Island and Balmain from Woolwich
3. Looking down the Harbour from Goat Island. On back – Balmain from Goat Island
4. [Sydney Harbour] and 4a. Rowboat
5. Looking down the Harbour. On back – Looking out of Lane Cove
6. North Harbour and 6a-b. River scene
7. Sydney Heads
8. Parramatta River from Ryd...

ALTERNATIVE TITLES

Full title

Collection of views mainly of New South Wales, with some views of Tasmania, ca. 1882-1895 / drawn by W.C. Piguenit

AUTHORS, ARTISTS AND CONTRIBUTORS

NOTES

General note

Digital order no:Album ID : 997319

Signature / Inscriptions

Most of the sketches have ‘By W.C. Piguenit’ in pencil on back and are titled in pencil on the view. Some have manuscript notes concerning colours.

Description source

SLNSW Mitchell Library Pictures Card Catalogue

Published information

W.C. Piguenit, 1836-1914: retrospective / by Christa E. Johannes and Anthony V. Brown. Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, 1992.

CONTEXTUAL INFORMATION

Source

Presented by Sir William Dixson, 1951

Exhibited in

W.C. Piguenit, 1836-1914: retrospective

Picturing the Great Divide

Administrative / Biographical history

William Charles Piguenit was born on 27 August 1836 at Hobart Town and educated at Cambridge House Academy. Noted for his drawing, mapping and penmanship he was appointed a draftsman in the Survey Office in 1850. He resigned in 1872 and travelling through Tasmania, devoted himself to landscape painting. Moving to Sydney in 1875 he contributed to exhibitions and travelled through the Blue Mountains area, settling at Lane Cove in 1880.
The first Australian-born artist of note, he delighted in mountain scenery and often chose dramatic subjects for his painting. In 1901 one of his finest canvases, 'Thunderstorm on the Darling' won the Wynne prize, Sydney; he also won several gold medals for his careful and sensitive observation of nature.

Reference:
Australian Dictionary of Biography Online.
http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/adbonline.htm
(accessed March, 2008)...

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PRIMARY IDENTIFIERS

Call Numbers

DGD 6

Record Identifier

16AJL2en

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https://collection.sl.nsw.gov.au/record/16AJL2en/04LawdeNJMOea

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Reference code

825770

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