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A view looking towards Twofold Bay from out at sea. A most descriptive view. In the foreground is H.M.S. GALATEA sailing north across the entrance to the bay with a clear view of Boyd's Lighthouse tower to the left and to the right, the town of Eden. The view was drawn by Oswald Walters Brierly who was the official artist on H.M.S. GALATEA, commanded by the English Prince Alfred on a world cruise in 1867. Brierly was under constant patronage of the English Royal family, becoming Marine painter to Queen Victoria and was knighted. His connection to Twofold Bay is most interesting. In 1841 he came to Australia with the entrepreneur Benjamin Boyd, who established  Boydtown on the southern shore of Twofold Bay. Brierly became his manager there untill 1848 and established a bay whaling enterprise. When Boyd's other business' collapsed, Brierly joined the crew of H.M.S. RATTLESNAKE on two exploratory voyages to northern Australia and New Guinea before returning to England and his subsequent illustrious career. So he knew Twofold Bay very well.


Steel engraving.

Later hand-colour.

115 x 200mm. Image size.

Good condition.

TWOFOLD BAY. [1874] Oswald Brierley. (1817-1894).

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