Unknown artist (“J.T.S”)
Hobson’s Bay, from the Signal Staff, Melbourne 1854
Watercolour on paper, 18.8 x 26.8 cm (mounted)
Purchased, 1891
State Library of Victoria (H278)

The SLV lists this work as accessioned in 1929, but it clearly corresponds with the watercolour catalogued in both NGV 1894 and 1905 as acquired in 1891.

Neither the style nor the initials J.T.S. (inscribed to the right of the title at the lower margin) correspond clearly with other known works of the period.


AR 1891, p.24; NGV 1894, p.117 (V.Buvelot Gallery, 3rd bay, no.61); NGV 1905, p.130 (V.Buvelot Gallery, 3rd bay, no.27) [£3/3] 

The SLV catalogue entry notes that this work was formally accessioned only in 1929