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[View of Sydney from North Shore, 188-? / by Francis Pringle Taylor]

Call numbers

XV/116

Record identifier

nV2qL3gn

[View of Sydney from North Shore, 188-? / by Francis Pringle Taylor]

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[View of Sydney from North Shore, 188-? / by Francis Pringle Taylor]

Full title

[View of Sydney from North Shore, 188-? / by Francis Pringle Taylor]

Date

188-?

Call Numbers

XV/116

Record Identifier

nV2qL3gn
Physical Description

Contents

1 watercolour - 41.2 x 60.5 cm

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Fonds

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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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SCOPE AND CONTENTS

Contents

View of Sydney Harbour probably from Neutral Bay. Kurraba Point, Fort Denison and Garden Island are depicted at left of image. The ship in foreground at right is possibly H.M.S. Wolverine.

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Full title

[View of Sydney from North Shore, 188-? / by Francis Pringle Taylor]

AUTHORS, ARTISTS AND CONTRIBUTORS

NOTES

Signature / Inscriptions

Signed 'F P Taylor' [monogram extending into full signature] at lower right of image

Description source

Titled and dated by cataloguer

CONTEXTUAL INFORMATION

Source

Purchased from Simpsons Antiques, December 2011

Administrative / Biographical history

Francis Pringle Taylor (d. 1913), a naval officer, was born in Edinburgh, the son of Reverend Robert Taylor, of Blairgowrie, Scotland. He joined the Royal Navy as a cadet in 1866, and after serving on several ships he arrived in Australia in 1879. From 1880 to 1884 he was lieutenant in command of H.M.S. Wolverine. In 1884 he raised a volunteer naval artillery corps at Sydney and was promoted to Commander of H.M.S. Wolverine in 1885. H.M.S. Wolverine, a Naval Brigade corvette and training ship, was presented to the colony of N.S.W. by Britain in 1882.

From 1885 to 1892 he served on the Queensland gunboat Gayundah as first lieutenant, and was later promoted to the position of Naval Commandant under the Queensland Government. He returned to England in 1899, where he was given charge of the Naval Employment Agency at Devonport in 1901. He died suddenly in February 1913.

References:
Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Qld.), 17 April 1913, p. 6. Trove. http://trove.nla.gov.au/ (accessed 7 December 2011)
Francis Pringle Taylor, 1888 [portrait]. State Library of Queensland. http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/ (accessed 7 December 2011)
Wolverine, Lady Macquarie’s Point [glass negative]. Powerhouse Museum. ...