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View of the Heads of Port Jackson NSW looking north from a hill above Vaucluse Bay 1846

By George Edwards Peacock

George Peacock specialised in creating striking images of Sydney Harbour, which appealed to the colony’s growing middle classes who viewed the harbour as a site of pleasure, recreation and beauty. This view depicts Vaucluse House and Vaucluse Bay on the left, and sweeps across Middle Harbour to Watsons Bay and the Heads on the right. This was a favourite composition of colonial artists.

Originally a stone cottage, Sir Henry Browne Hayes built Vaucluse House in 1805.

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Collection Item Type:
Oil on board
Call Number:
DL 12
Published date:
1846
On display:
Exhibition Galleries
Sponsorship:

Sponsored by Kyrenia Thomas

Copyright Information:

Out of copyright: Creator died before 1955

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

Display Location:
Exhibition Galleries
Historical Dates
Started Thursday, 1 January 1846
Finished Thursday, 31 December 1846
Started Thursday, 1 January 1846
Finished Thursday, 31 December 1846
Started Thursday, 1 January 1846
Finished Thursday, 31 December 1846