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Unknown artist, Picnic at Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, c 1855
This lively painting of an Anniversary Day regatta dates from the mid-1850s.
‘E F B’, Old Domain Baths, 1881
Located on the western side of Woolloomooloo Bay, now the site of the Andrew ‘Boy’ Charlton Pool, this attractive har
Attributed to JW Lewin, Male and female red kangaroos in a Liverpool Plains landscape, c 1819
John Lewin, a natural history illustrator, was the first free professional artist to migrate to New South Wales, arri
Stephen Taylor, Sydney from Bell Mount, 1813
Stephen Taylor worked in England from 1807 to 1849 and produced this early depiction of Sydney Harbour in 1813, despi
unknown artist, View of a coastline, possibly the Illawarra, c 1845
Once attributed to the 1840s travel artist, George French Angas, this oil by an unknown artist seems to depict Five I
Unknown artist, Old St Phillip’s, Church Hill, undated
St Phillip’s at Church Hill, with its distinctive, almost 50-foot high (15 metre) crenelated tower, stood near Lang P
Charles Edward Conder, Stockyard, near Jamberoo, 1886
Jamberoo is a town in the rolling hinterland behind Kiama on the NSW south coast.
Frederick Strange, Launceston, 1860
Frederick Strange sailed from England to Hobart as a convict in 1838.
Nicholas Chevalier, Castle Rock, Cape Schanck, Victoria, 1865
Castle Rock sits off Cape Schanck at the southernmost tip of the Mornington Peninsula, separating the wild ocean wate
Thomas Clark, View of Murrengenberg Mountain and Bundawang Mountain, from a drawing by Robert Hoddle, c 1852-83
Robert Hoddle, a surveyor who worked in country NSW in the early 1830s is best known for his involvement in the layin
Thomas Clark, Unidentified landscape from a drawing by Robert Hoddle, c 1837–81
Robert Hoddle, a surveyor who worked in country New South Wales in the early 1830s is best known for his involvement
Joseph Docker, Ford on the Lower Hunter, c 1840s
Joseph Docker was an English surgeon, politician, landowner and amateur photographer who moved to Sydney in 1834.
Conrad Martens, Brush scene, Brisbane Water, 1848
Within months of arriving in Sydney in 1835, Conrad Martens became a frequent traveller, in search of picturesque sub
Conrad Martens, View of Arthursleigh, 1839
Conrad Martens travelled to southern New South Wales, as far as Goulburn, in 1836 and visited Arthursleigh Station.
Conrad Martens, Gibraltar Rocks, Arthursleigh, 1839
In August 1836 Conrad Martens travelled widely across the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales, in search of pictur
Unknown artist, Phillip Parker King, c 1817
Pictured here in a black coat and white cravat is Phillip Parker King, a naval officer and hydrographer.
Richard Noble , Commander Robert Johnston RN, 1856
Artist Richard Noble was one of the most accomplished portrait painters working in Sydney in the 1850s.
Cornelius Delohery, Self-portrait, 1855
Cornelius Delohery started public service in NSW as a government letter-carrier in 1830 and a short time later was st
Unknown artist, One of the NSW Aborigines befriended by Governor Macquarie, c 1810–21
This mysterious portrait of an unknown, young Aboriginal man is believed to have belonged to Governor Lachlan Macquar
Fortescue Hitchins, Emma, Harriet, and Fanny Samuell, c 1857
The three daughters of Edward Samuell, a successful Sydney publican, are (from the left), Emma, Harriet and Fanny, at
Norman Carter, David Scott Mitchell, c 1925
In 1925 the Trustees of the Public Library of New South Wales commissioned Norman Carter to paint a portrait of David
Unknown artist, Frances Cory (Mrs Edward Gostwyck), c 1820s
This rare early colonial likeness shows Frances ‘Fanny’ Cory at about 28 years of age.
After William Owen, Colonel William Paterson, c 1799
Captain William Paterson, soldier, explorer and naturalist, arrived in the colony, with his wife Elizabeth, in Octobe
Unknown artist, Portrait of Mrs William Paterson, c 1799
At the age of 19, Elizabeth married 34-year-old soldier Captain William Paterson in 1789.
unknown artist, Portrait of Emily Macpherson, c 1870s
Emily Macpherson, born in 1863, was the mother of artist and architect, John D Moore and grandmother of photographer,
unknown artist, Child in carrying cloak, c 1850
This portrait of an unnamed baby is highly unusual and goes against 19th century portraiture convention by showing su
Thomas James Lempriere, George William Evans (possibly), 1847
Thomas James Lempriere was born in Hamburg in 1796 and came to Van Diemen’s Land in 1822.
Joseph Backler, James Sinclair, 1846
James Sinclair, a proud Scot, settled in Goulburn with his wife in 1843, having arrived in New South Wales in the lat
Joseph Backler, Christina Sinclair, 1846
Christina Sinclair was the wife of James Sinclair, a prominent builder in Goulburn.
Cityscapes, seascapes, studies of Sydney Harbour and interiors
Sydney Long, Argyle Street and Cut, c 1902
Sydney Long, born in 1871, studied at the Art Society of NSW School under Alfred Daplyn and Julian Ashton.
Herbert Badham, Domesticity, 1959
Herbert Badham (1899–1961) was an Australian realist painter.
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