ITEM 05: Black Pyramid, [Bass Strait] / watercolour by Captain Wickham, [ca. 1838]

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ITEM 05: Black Pyramid, [Bass Strait] / watercolour by Captain Wickham, [ca. 1838]

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SSV/141

Record identifier

9PQWD3xn

ITEM 05: Black Pyramid, [Bass Strait] / watercolour by Captain Wickham, [ca. 1838]

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ITEM 05: Black Pyramid, [Bass Strait] / watercolour by Captain Wickham, [ca. 1838]

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ITEM 05: Black Pyramid, [Bass Strait] / watercolour by Captain Wickham, [ca. 1838]

Date

ca. 1838

Call Numbers

SSV/141

Record Identifier

9PQWD3xn
Physical Description

Contents

1 drawing - 14 x 20 cm - watercolour on paper

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Out of copyright : Creator died before 1955

Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales

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SCOPE AND CONTENTS

Contents

Small watercolour showing rear view of HMS Beagle sailing through Bass Strait with Black Pyramid on the starboard side.

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ITEM 05: Black Pyramid, [Bass Strait] / watercolour by Captain Wickham, [ca. 1838]

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NOTES

Signature / Inscriptions

Signed 'JCW' in black lower right. Caption in pencil reads 'Black Pyramid S[?] by E[?] / by Captn Wickham'. Inscribed on verso in pencil: 'Elizabeth'

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Administrative / Biographical history

John Clements Wickham (1798-1864) was commander of the third voyage of HMS Beagle (1837-1841) which aimed to chart the coastline of Australia from the Bass Strait up the north-west coast to the Gulf of Carpentaria. As there was no official artist aboard the Beagle on this voyage, Wickham’s drawings helped keep a visual record of the journey. Wickha...

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SSV/141

Record Identifier

9PQWD3xn

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1000039

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