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Looking from the eastern shore across the Tamar towards present day Beaconsfield and the Asbestos Hills. In the forground a returning hunter, with a servant carrying a wallaby on his shoulders.

Joseph Lycett, c.1774-1828, was a convicted forger and drunkard who was transported to Sydney and continued to forge. Obviously a gifted artist, he gained his freedom and returned to England in 1822. There is no record of him ever being in Tasmania and his imput into Views in Australia is unknown.Aquatint.

Original hand colour.

235 x 325 mm. (Plateline.)

Good condition.

VIEW ON THE RIVER TAMAR . . .Van Diemans Land. [Joseph Lycett]

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