Robert DALE | Panoramic View of King George's Sound, part of the colony of Swan River

Robert DALE
print after England 1810 – England 1853
Australia from 1829-33

Robert jnr HAVELL
etcher England 1793 – United States of America 1878
USA from 1839

Panoramic View of King George's Sound, part of the colony of Swan River 1834
intaglio
undesignated impression , published state
print run unknown
sheet (sight) 18.0 (h) x 274.5 (w) cm
The Wordsworth Collection, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, purchased 2010
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
NGA 2010.1004.1

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Many early views of the colony were made by military surveyors and engineers who visited Western Australia for relatively short periods. These included Robert Dale whose Panoramic view of King George Sound is one of the best known images of colonial Western Australia. Based on his drawings from the summit of Mount Clarence near Albany in 1832, Dale engaged the English engraver and publisher Robert Havell to turn his sketches into a panorama dedicated to the Royal Geographical Society. This particular example is presented on a roller.





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