A government jail gang, Sydney N.S. Wales.

Primary Artist

Augustus Earle (1793–1838)

Title

A government jail gang, Sydney N.S. Wales.

Date made

1830

Reference

Butler (1982), 14; Ferguson (1941-69, 1986), 1342

Category

Print

Print type

planographic

Technique

lithograph, printed in black ink, from one stone; hand-coloured

Text printed from matrix

Printed lower centre, 'A GOVERNMENT JAIL GANG./ Sydney N.S.Wales.'. This impression is trimmed around image and title. As a result artist and publication details do not appear.

Matrix size

20.2 x 28.6 cm (printed image (trimmed))

Edition information

print run unknown

Subject description

Group of male prisoners forming a work gang outside the Government jail, George Street (?) Sydney.

Country of context

Australia

Legacy id

4042

Creators

Earle, Augustus. | (1793–1838) English | Male | artist

HULLMANDEL, Charles Joseph | (1789–1850) English | Male | printer

J. CROSS | Organisation | publisher

Impressions

Collection

National Gallery of Australia | 95.344

State

published state

Impression

undesignated impression as issued

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