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The melancholy loss of H.M.S Sirius off Norfolk Island March 19th 1790 [picture] / Geo. Raper
Bib ID 361598
Format PicturePicture, OnlineOnline
Author
Raper, George, 1769-1796
 
Online Versions
Description [1790 or 1791] 
1 painting : ink and watercolour on paper ; sheet 18 x 22.7 cm. 
Summary

A painting depicting the shipwreck of the Sirius, shown with its masts and sails falling. (After the ship struck the rock, Captain Hunter ordered the masts to be cut away) Behind the Sirius the stern of the Supply. On the left Sydney Bay, Turtle Cove and Nepean Island. On the right the flag and flagpole.

Biography/History

Seaman and artist. Joined HMS Sirius as able bodied seaman Dec 1786 and promoted to midshipman Sept 1787 on voyage to New South Wales. Sailed on Sirius on voyage to Cape of Good Hope 1788-89 and was at Norfolk Island in 1790-91. Returned to England in April 1792.

Notes

Condition: good.

Inscriptions: Title beneath image. "Taken from the flagstaff on the beach by Geo. Raper" -- in ink l.r. of image.

PIC/3312/1

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-136507434

Related Material Other papers in this collection include maps, coastal profiles and an observation book 1787-1794. The collection is located at the National Library of Australia at MS 9433. 
Subjects Raper, George, 1769-1796 -- Journeys -- Pictorial works.  |  Sirius (Ship) -- Pictorial works.  |  First Fleet, 1787-1788 -- Pictorial works -- Early works to 1800.  |  Shipwrecks -- Norfolk Island -- Pictorial works -- Early works to 1800.  |  Norfolk Island -- Pictorial works -- Early works to 1800.
Other authors/contributors Raper, George, 1769-1796. Papers, 1787-1794
Also Titled

The George Raper collection.

Exhibited Exhibited: "Treasures Gallery", National Library of Australia, 7 October 2011 - 15 December 2012.  Exhibited: "Treasures Gallery", National Library of Australia, 7 October 2011 - 15 December 2012. 

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