The Flying Squadron Anchored Between Middle And North Heads [Sydney Harbour]. Rosalie Ann Thorne, Aust.
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The Flying Squadron Anchored Between Middle And North Heads [Sydney Harbour]

1869. Pencil drawing, captioned and dated “13/12/69” lower right, 17.5 x 25.4cm. Minor tears and missing portions to edges.

The British Royal Navy Flying Squadron, comprised of up to ten wooden ships, undertook a tour of the British colonies from 1869 to 1870, anchoring in Farm Cove for 13 days. The purpose of the visit was “to show the British flag in the colonies and cement British naval power around the world.” Ref: ANMM; Wiki; Empire, 31.12.1869. Rosalie Ann Thorne was reputedly a pupil of Conrad Martens. She was a friend of his daughter, Rebecca Martens (Aust.,1836-1909), who was also her mentor. The two often went sketching together. Ref: DAAO.

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Item #CL194-34

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