The Drawings of Edward Charles Close – 1844

The Drawings of Edward Charles Close Esqre H.M. 48th Reg.t (Courtesy of State Library of NSW)
The Drawings of Edward Charles Close Esqre H.M. 48th Reg.t (Courtesy of State Library of NSW)

In the State Library of New South Wales is held an album of 37 watercolour and pencil drawings by Edward Charles Close that was a gift to his daughter Marrianne Collison Close on the 17th February 1844. Four of the watercolours are scenes taken in Newcastle and Lake Macquarie. The link containing a full description of the album and its contents is here: http://acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=414069

Newcastle - watercolour by Edward Charles Close (1844) Courtesy of the State Library of NSW
Newcastle – watercolour by Edward Charles Close (1844) Courtesy of the State Library of NSW
Lake Macquarie - watercolour by Edward Charles Close (1844) Courtesy of the State Library of NSW
Lake Macquarie – watercolour by Edward Charles Close (1844) Courtesy of the State Library of NSW
Lake Macquarie - watercolour by Edward Charles Close (1844) Courtesy of the State Library of NSW
Lake Macquarie – watercolour by Edward Charles Close (1844) Courtesy of the State Library of NSW
[Untitled] Lake Macquarie? - watercolour by Edward Charles Close (1844) Courtesy of the State Library of NSW
[Untitled] Lake Macquarie? – watercolour by Edward Charles Close (1844) Courtesy of the State Library of NSW

2 thoughts on “The Drawings of Edward Charles Close – 1844

  1. I would think that these drawings are much more likely to be c.1820. 1844 is the date of the gift of the album by Close to his daughter, not the date of the execution of the watercolours, which are in the style of his dated c.1820 work.

    1. Thanks Richard. Please convey our sincere thanks to your team for the wonderful new additions to the State Library’s digital collections relating to our neck of the woods, always deeply appreciated and much enjoyed. Regards, Gionni

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