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Item 02: The Coal River or Port of Newcastle New South Wales ... / watercolour drawing possibly by John William Lewin

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SAFE/PXD 942/2

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Y0KDrrD1

Item 02: The Coal River or Port of Newcastle New South Wales ... / watercolour drawing possibly by John William Lewin

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Item 02: The Coal River or Port of Newcastle New South Wales ... / watercolour drawing possibly by John William Lewin

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Item 02: The Coal River or Port of Newcastle New South Wales ... / watercolour drawing possibly by John William Lewin

Date

1808

Call Numbers

SAFE/PXD 942/2

Record Identifier

Y0KDrrD1

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1 drawing - 24.2 x 61.9 cm irregular - watercolour and pencil

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Out of copyright : Artist died before 1955

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

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Item 02: The Coal River or Port of Newcastle New South Wales ... / watercolour drawing possibly by John William Lewin

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General note

Family tradition attributes this drawing to William Bligh. However it is unclear from the inscription on its reverse whether Bligh claims authorship of it, or is simply stating that he arranged for an original drawing by Mr Cockril to be copied. It possible that this copy was made by John Lewin as it is stylistically similar to other works by him....

Signature / Inscriptions

Titled on reverse in ink. Title continues "Taken from a Sketch of Mr Cockril Master of a Brig / From England in 1808 and arranged by Governor Bligh / WB"

The drawing is inscribed in ink with the names of prominent features ("Kings Town" has been crossed out and replaced with "Newcastle") and soundings for the river. It has been suggested tha...

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The City Unfolds

Early Newcastle Views

Lewin: Wild Art

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SAFE/PXD 942/2

Record Identifier

Y0KDrrD1

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430517

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