1. List: Gill, S.T. - SUBJECT - Fort Denison, Sydney, c.1858
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    LIST PURPOSE: This list identifies a pencil sketch of Fort Denison by S.T. Gill as the likely original for his 1858 lithograph published by Allan & Wigley (A&W), Sydney.

    The lithographed (letter paper) "Fort Denision, Looking East" was published by Allen & Wigley, George Street, Sydney. Having until then been in Bridge Street, Allen & Wigley moved to George Street in July 1858. So the lithograph was published no earlier than July 1858.

    Allen & Wigley published Gill's illustrated letter paper in September 1858 - 24 scenes including harbour views - this is most likely to be the publication of "Fort Denision".

    The pencil sketch (although not identical) was likely the basis for the lithograph, so probably dates to 1858.

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  1. Allan & Wigley.
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    Trove Person record.

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  2. Gill, Samuel Thomas (-1880)
    Artist; Photographer; Cartoonist / Illustrator; Printmaker; Painter; Draughtsman; Visual Artist
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    Trove person record

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  3. Web page: ALLAN & WIGLEY, lithographers, printers, publishers, Sydney, 1855 to 1867
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/list?id=140460
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    Trove list: a timeline for Sydney publishers / lithograph printers Allan and Wigley.

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  4. Fort Denison, looking East [a view], 1857-1869 / Samuel Thomas Gill
    Gill, S. T. (Samuel Thomas), 1818-1880
    [ Art work : 1869 ]
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    Fort Denison, looking East [a view], 1857-1869 / Samuel Thomas Gill
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    Catalogue notes:
    Inscription: Allan & Wigley, Lith. George St.
    Sydney : Allan & Wigley, 1857-1869
    Physical Description: 1 print - lithograph - printed area including title 9 x 13.8 cm, on sheet 10.7 x 20.4 cm
    Contents: Possibly letterhead cut from letter paper
    Date Note: Dated by cataloguer to 1857-1869, the period between completion of the fort and the apparent end of the publisher's activity. However we can be more precise as follows:
    Date published: 1858

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  5. Fort Denison, Pinch Gut Island, Port Jackson, Sydney / S.T.G
    Gill, S. T., 1818-1880
    [ Art work : 1856-1870 ]
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    At State Library VIC
    Fort Denison, Pinch Gut Island, Port Jackson, Sydney / S.T.G
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    Catalogue notes:
    Physical Description: 1 drawing : pencil on buff paper ; 24.5 x 33.5 cm., sheet 42 x 26 cm.
    In collection: Scrapbook containing photographs, newspaper clippings and drawings by S. T. Gill and other artists, from the publishing firm James J. Blundell &​ Co.

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  6. Sydney Harbour, 1856
    Henry Gritten, 1818-1873
    [ Art work : 1856 ]
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    Sydney Harbour, 1856
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    Pinchgut Island at right of picture; Dawes Point battery at left.

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  7. SUMMARY FOR THE CATHARINE ADAMSON. SYDNEY MOKNING HERALD Office, Wednesday, April 16th, 1856.
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Wednesday 16 April 1856 p 2 Article
    Abstract: BY the Light of the Age, and La Hogue, we supplied our English renders with a condensed account of the state of affairs in New South Wales, and now, ... 10050 words
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    The stone and earthwork battery at Dawes' Point may be regarded as completed, whilst that at Pinchgut Island, commanding the entrance both to the Cove and to Darling Harbour, is rapidly tending that way. The tower, which will be the most difficult and complicated part of the work, and which
    it is intended to raise to an elevation of 50 feet, has been constructed to the height of ten feet. The remainder of the fortification is in a corresponding state of forwardness.

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  8. PUBLIC WORKS AND CITY IMPROVEMENTS.
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Friday 15 May 1857 p 6 Article
    Abstract: NOT for many years past has greater activity been known to prevail in the prosecution of public works, and erections of buildings for commercial purp ... 3486 words
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    The Martello tower on Pinchgut is fast presenting all the appearance of a sea-girt battery, an ugly customer for unfriendly customers to run the gauntlet with.

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  9. FORT DENISON. To the Editor of the Sydney Morning Herald.
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Thursday 17 September 1857 p 2 Article
    Abstract: SIR,—An excellent opportunity now offers for the renaming of that hitherto detestably-and-abominablycalled little "Island of the Blessed," in our lov ... 93 words
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    Naming new fort on Pinchgut "Fort Denison".

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  10. FORT DENISON.
    The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser (NSW : 1843 - 1893) Tuesday 20 October 1857 p 7 Article
    Abstract: The Fort constructed on the Island situated about mid-channel between Garden Island and Kerrihilli Point, in the harbour of Port Jackson, being now i ... 62 words
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    Naming new fort on Pinchgut "Fort Denison".

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  11. Advertising
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Tuesday 7 September 1858 p 2 Advertising
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    ILLUSTRATED LETTER PAPER.—Preparing for publication, a series of Twenty-four Sketches about Sydney, comprising some of the principal buildings, churches, street and harbour views, &c., drawn by Mr. S. T. GILL; eight of the above are now ready. Published by ALLAN and WIGLEY, lithographers, 297, George street, opposite the EMPIRE Office.

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  12. SYDNEY HEADS.
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Wednesday 8 September 1858 p 4 Detailed Lists, Results, Guides
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    Pictorial Letter Paper.—Messrs. Allan and Wigley are about to issue a series of illustrations, depicting a number of local and colonial scenes to which both those who have adopted New South Wales as their home, and those who claim it as the land of their birth, must attach considerable interest. The series, when complete, will comprise twenty-eight views upon good post quarto paper, the whole of the sketches being judiciously chosen and admirably drawn. They are for the most part street scenes, and marine views, with sketches of prominent picturesque objects of nature, and public edifices. No mention need be made of the merits of the drawing, which was entrusted to Mr. S. T. Gill, whose ability in seizing and depicting the beautiful with the eye and hand of an artist is well known to the public ; but it may be deserving of notice that the lithography, which is the work of the publishers themselves, is of more than ordinary excellence, the whole being printed with that softness of shadow, yet clearness of outline, which is often wanting in steel and copper-plate engravings. Eight of the above-mentioned series have already appeared.

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