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North View of Sydney New South Wales / taken from the North Shore / ... 1822 / J. L. delt. 1822

By Joseph Lycett

Titled on reverse in pencil in a contemporary hand. Also initialled & dated on reverse "J. L. delt. Novr 2nd 1822"
Above this is a similar inscription in pencil with the date, "Nov. 17th 1822"

General Note

This drawing is accompanied by a handwritten label, "View of Sydney / By J. Lycett / Lycett's Views of Sydney, were sent to / Earl Bathurst, with letter dated / 28th Febuary [i.e. February] 1820". 
An earlier watercolour, though similar in appearance but larger in size, is titled "North View of Sydney, New South Wales" and signed and dated, "J.L. Delind. 1820" (see V1/1820/5). It was received in the Library in 1979 and does not show the spire of St. James Church. Both drawings are similar to Lycett's published plate in his "Views in Australia ... London, 1824 (M.L. ref. F980.1/L, pl.2) though the smaller is closer.
Formerly located at DG 43.

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DG V1 / 78
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