Risdon, Charles (19th century; English), after Peacock, George Edwards (1806-1875?; English)
View of Sydney Harbour 1860
Chromo-lithograph, c.55 x 76 cm
Purchased, 1869
Unidentified; current location unknown

This print, described in NGV 1894 as produced by Day and son, and in NGV 1905 as showing the view from Vaucluse, no longer seems to be in the collection. Another impression is recorded in the National Library of Australia, Canberra.

Peacock, a so-called “gentleman convict” (transported for forgery) began painting views of Sydney in the 1840s; the State Library of New South Wales owns a number of his paintings.

Risdon was a noted chromo-lithographer in England.  


NGV 1894, p.119 (V.Buvelot Gallery, 3rd bay, no.85); NGV 1905, p.132 (V.Buvelot Gallery, 3rd bay, no.43) 

For the NLA copy, see http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/20998681?selectedversion=NBD8417186 (not reproduced) 

For Peacock, see Kerr Dictionary (1992), pp.609-11 (entry by Garry Darby, noting his birth date as 1806), also publ.as https://www.daao.org.au/bio/george-peacock/biography/; see also http://www2.sl.nsw.gov.au/archive/discover_collections/people_places/east/artists/peacock.html and http://unhurriedtraveller.com/2011/03/28/george-edwards-peacock-lawyer-convict-meteorological-observer-artist/ (noting his date of death as 1875)

For Risdon, see e.g. https://www.royalcollection.org.uk/collection/605696/queen-victoria (chromo-lithograph of Queen Victoria, c.1852-55)