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A view looking from below Macquarie Lighthouse at the sandstone cliffs around the entrance to Sydney Harbour. A ship in the distance is entering the harbour.

The artist, John Skinner Prout (1805-1876) arrived in Tasmania from Sydney in 1844 after emigrating 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.

112 x 175 mm. Image size.

Good condition.


SYDNEY HEADS. 1874. John Skinner Prout.

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