Bathurst Cataract, on the River Apsley. Joseph LYCETT.

Bathurst Cataract, on the River Apsley.

London: J. Souter, November 1824.

Hand-coloured aquatint, 265 x 355 mm., mounted.

Idealised Australian parkland view

An attractive plate from the Joseph Lycett's Views in Australia or New South Wales, & Van Dieman's Land, published in London in 1825 and a landmark in the development of Australian illustrated books. Lycett had arrived in New South Wales as a convict in 1814. Trained as a portrait and miniature painter in Staffordshire, his services as a professional artist were much in demand and he was soon working for the publisher Absalom West. He prepared plates for James Wallis' An Historical Account of the Colony of New South Wales (London 1821) and was later appointed artist to Governor Macquarie.

An attractive plate from the Joseph Lycett's Views in Australia or New South Wales, & Van Dieman's Land, published in London in 1825 and a landmark in the development of Australian illustrated books. Lycett had arrived in New South Wales as a convict in 1814. Trained as a portrait and miniature painter in Staffordshire, his services as a professional artist were much in demand and he was soon working for the publisher Absalom West. He prepared plates for James Wallis' An Historical Account of the Colony of New South Wales (London 1821) and was later appointed artist to Governor Macquarie.
Lycett's style depicted the Australian landscape in a romantic light, imbued with the quality of a rural parkland.

Price (AUD): $2,250.00  other currencies     Ref: #4007917

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