Collection 27: Drawings of birds chiefly from Australia, 1791-1792

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Collection 27: Drawings of birds chiefly from Australia, 1791-1792

Call numbers

SAFE/PXD 226

Record identifier

Yold0yA9

Collection 27: Drawings of birds chiefly from Australia, 1791-1792

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Collection 27: Drawings of birds chiefly from Australia, 1791-1792

Full title

Collection 27: Drawings of birds chiefly from Australia, 1791-1792

Date

1791-1792

Call Numbers

SAFE/PXD 226

Record Identifier

Yold0yA9
Physical Description

Contents

100 watercolours - various sizes

Other Descriptions

Level of description

Sub-fonds

Access and use

Copying Conditions

Out of copyright : Artist died before 1955.

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

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SCOPE AND CONTENTS

Contents

"Drawings of Birds chiefly from Australia, A Collection / of 101 BEAUTIFULLY COLOURED DRAWINGS with description, / in pencil mounted in a vol. and bound in hf. morocco / imp.fol" -- printed clipping pasted onto reverse of front endpaper.

The sketches are titled, most with added notes giving the month bird was sighted and its size. Two drawi...

ALTERNATIVE TITLES

Full title

Collection 27: Drawings of birds chiefly from Australia, 1791-1792

AUTHORS, ARTISTS AND CONTRIBUTORS

Author / Artists

NOTES

General note

foliated in M.L. / 1972

Digital order no:Album ID : 824183

Signature / Inscriptions

[p.i]
"A / 9.A" in ink at upper left
"M / Aust" in pencil at upper middle
"S & A / ?ool" in pencil at upper right

"M - d 48" in ink, on reverse of drawing no. 101 at lower edge
"M - d 48" in ink, on reverse of back endpaper at lower edge

Attributions / Conjectures

The watercolours are unsigned. They were previously attributed to Thomas Watling, but it is probable that they are the work of a number of artists (see Hindwood, K. A. - The "Sydney" bird paintings in The Australian Zoologist, 10 August, 1965, v.XIII, part 2, pp.83-92. ML ref. Q590.5/A). The drawings are also discussed by Hindwood in Historical ass...

Conservation note

Rebound, March 2004

Description source

Drawings of birds chiefly from Australia title on spine

CONTEXTUAL INFORMATION

Source

Purchased by the Public Library of New South Wales, 2 November 1887
Transferred from Public Library collection, August 1929
Transferred from Manuscript collection, D 226, March 1972

Exhibited in

A Rage for Curiosity

In the garden

Nelson Meers Foundation Heritage Collection

Artist colony: drawing Sydney’s nature

Identifiers

PRIMARY IDENTIFIERS

Call Numbers

SAFE/PXD 226

Record Identifier

Yold0yA9

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https://collection.sl.nsw.gov.au/record/Yold0yA9

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Reference code

440247

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