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Steamboat pier, Balmain, 1853

Date: 1853
Dimensions:
Overall: 179 x 335 mm, 0.02 kg
Medium: Watercolour on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Art
Object Name: Watercolour
Object No: 00030001

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    Description
    Watercolour sketch removed from an album titled 'Steamboat pier Balmain 1853' beneath the image. The image depicts the pier at Balmain, looking across Mort Bay to Ballast Point.
    SignificanceThe paintings are significant in documenting the development of the shores of Sydney Harbour as seen from the water and in recording water transport in the 1840s and 1850s. This painting of the steamboat pier in Balmain is rare as an early depiction of a steam powered ferry.

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