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Richard Read

[Sydney from Dawes Point]

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Unsigned, undated, untitled. Title devised by cataloguer. 
One half of a set that forms a panorama similar to the aquatint published with J. Atkinson's 'An account of the state of agriculture ..' London, 1826 (ML ref 630.994/1A1) London, 1826. The set differs from the aquatint in some details, the drawings do not include St. James Church (completed in 1819) nor all the towers on Fort Macquarie (completed in 1819). W. Moore in his 'The story of Australian art' Sydney 1934 states that the originals for the aquatint were by R.Read senior and are now held in the National Library of Australia. For further notes on this and other versions of the same view see PXn 599.
See DG XV1/23 for other drawing in set.