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Record title

[Georges Hall, Major Johnston's Bankstown Estate NSW], 1805 / George Johnston

Call numbers

SSV/65

Record identifier

YRlZa4ln

[Georges Hall, Major Johnston's Bankstown Estate NSW], 1805 / George Johnston

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[Georges Hall, Major Johnston's Bankstown Estate NSW], 1805 / George Johnston

Full title

[Georges Hall, Major Johnston's Bankstown Estate NSW], 1805 / George Johnston

Date

1805

Call Numbers

SSV/65

Record Identifier

YRlZa4ln
Physical Description

Contents

Drawings - 12.4 x 8.3 cm. - 19.6 x 26.2 cm., mount - 1 watercolour drawing on mount

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Full title

[Georges Hall, Major Johnston's Bankstown Estate NSW], 1805 / George Johnston

AUTHORS, ARTISTS AND CONTRIBUTORS

NOTES

General note

The watercolour depicts a small residence, probably weatherboard, and an embryonic, possibly fruit, garden. The property appears to be carved out of the bush, and is a good, and rare, representation of development outside main town centres.
This small watercolour is the first work by the young Johnston (indeed the first work by any Johnston) to...

Signature / Inscriptions

Signed and dated at lower left, "G. Johnston / Apl 1805"
Handwritten on reverse of contemporary mount, "Major Johnstone's House / New South Wales / Drawn by his Son"

CONTEXTUAL INFORMATION

Source

Purchased Sept. 2003

Administrative / Biographical history

George Johnston (1790-1820), who was born in the colony, was the son of the well-known early colonial identity Major George Johnston (1764-1823). Johnston Senior was given extensive grants of land in the Georges River district in 1798 and 1804. Johnston junior, the artist of the watercolour, was given a land grant of 500 acres from Governor King in...

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SSV/65

Record Identifier

YRlZa4ln

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431177

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