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Goat Island is at the entrance to the Parramatta River, west of Sydney Cove. In colonial times it was used as a quarry, explosives magazine and a convict stockade. The view appears to be taken from Balls Head.

The artist, John Skinner Prout (1805-1876) emigrated from Britain in 1840 with his family. He was an established professional artist with his own lithographic press. Mainly a water-colourist and lithographer, he is regarded as one of the finest colonial artists of the period.


Steel engraving.

Later hand-colouring.

122 x 182 mm. Image size.

Good condition.

GOAT ISLAND. 1874. John Skinner Prout.

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