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Sydney Harbour scene

Date: c 1904
Overall: 895 x 1454 x 57 mm, 13.4 kg
Medium: Watercolour on canvas backed paper, wood gilt frame
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from David Henwood
Object Name: Watercolour
Object No: 00029323
Place Manufactured:Sydney

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    Henri Tebbitt painted this large watercolour of Sydney Harbour around 1904. Painted from Garden Island, is shows Sydney Harbour across to Bennelong Point, including Fort Denison and Mrs Macquarie's point. The painting features the unusual combination of a tramp steamer (possibly Adelaide Steamship Company's ALLINGA), a schooner and a clinker-built row boat. In the distance is a four-funnelled warship (possibly HMS EURYALUS), and a small steam launch.
    SignificanceThis painting is an unusual record of Sydney Harbour at the turn of the 20th century. It includes a tramp steamer, a schooner and a row boat - representing the three modes of water transport of the day.
    HistoryHenri Tebbitt was born in Paris in 1852 and died in Australia in 1926. He was exiled from France after being involved in the Communard disorders of 1871. He travelled through Europe and Britain before settling in Australia in 1889. In Australia, he painted a number of small pastoral scenes and landscapes. He exhibited at the Royal Academy, Royal Society of British Artists and Royal Institute of Painters.
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    Assigned title: Sydney harbour scene

    Web title: Sydney Harbour scene

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