Lyttleton, Westcote Whitchurch Lewis (1818-1886)

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Artist; Painter; Army officer
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Watercolourist and army officer. Son of William Thomas Lyttleton. Though he lived in Van Diemen's Land for ten years, most of his surviving work is during his period in Halifax, Canada.

watercolourist and army officer, third child and eldest son of the seven children of Anne and William Thomas Lyttleton , was born in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) when his father was on an army posting there and was baptised Westcote, a family name of the Lyttletons of Hagley Hall, Stourbridge, Worcestershire, to whom he was distantly related. The family was in England and Scotland in 1822-25, then migrated to Van Diemen’s Land where Westcote remained for ten years. He left for London in February 1835, arriving in August in order to enter his father’s old college, the Royal Military Academy. Commissioned ensign in 1837, lieutenant in 1839 and captain in 1845, Lyttleton was posted to Halifax, Nova Scotia, with the 64th Regiment in 1840 and arrived in October. In 1842 he married Joanna, eldest daughter of 'Governor’ Peter McNab, a member of one of Halifax’s leading families. He purchased McNab Island off Halifax and lived there for seventeen years. Carter calls his undated watercolour panorama of Halifax Harbour Seen from McNab’s Island (National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa) the masterpiece among the small number of works of early Halifax known today. Although obviously a very competent landscape sketcher before arriving in Canada, no Tasmanian work has been conclusively identified. This Canadian watercolour, however, is close in style to that of William Lyttleton’s Panshanger , allowing the presumption that his art training came as much from his father as from the drawing lessons he would have received at Sandhurst. In 1853 W.W. Lyttleton ...

  • c.1822 Arrived in Van Diemen's Land.

Flourished

  • fl. c.1853 - c.1883

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Design and Art Australia Online

  • Public Archives of Nova Scotia (attrib.), Canada
  • Nova Scotia Provincial Museum, Halifax, Canada
  • Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada
  • Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
  • Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart, TAS
  • National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
  • Art Treasures Exhibition
  • London International Exhibition
  • (see also) Lyttleton, William Thomas
  • (see also) Lyttleton, Thomas
  • (see also) Lyttleton, Anne
  • (see also) McNab, Joanna
  • (see also) McNab, Peter
  • (see also) Lyttleton, Maria
  • (see also) Lyttleton, William Thomas
  • (see also) Major Edward Giels of 19th Lancers
  • (see also) [Ben Lomond and South Esk River (Tas.)]
  • (see also) Halifax Harbour, Nova Scotia
  • (see also) American Winter Scene
  • (see also) Sketch of Halifax
  • (see also) Halifax Harbour Seen from McNab's Island
  • (see also) Ancient Entrance Gateway to Sangwhar House, near Forres, Forfarsh ire [Scotland].Aug. 29, 1883

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  1. Ben Lomond & South Esk River, 1860? / Westcote Lyttleton
    Lyttleton, Westcote Whitchurch Lewis, 1818-1886
    [ Art work : 1860 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 203,251.766)

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  2. Curious Canadian ice formation / Capt. Westcote Lyttleton
    Lyttleton, Westcote Whitchurch Lewis, 1818-1886
    [ Art work ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 199,638.078)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 199,638.078)

  3. Ancient entrance gateway to Sangwhar House, near Forres, Forfarshire Aug. 29, 1883 / Lyttleton
    Lyttleton, Westcote Whitchurch Lewis, 1818-1886
    [ Art work : 1883 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 198,180.875)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 198,180.875)

  4. 4 European sketches by Capt. Westcote Lyttleton, 1880? / copied in watercolour by E. H. Lyttleton
    Lyttleton, E. H
    [ Art work : 1880 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 151,782.547)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 151,782.547)

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  1. Lyttleton, Thomas Hamilton (1826-1876)
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  2. Lyttleton, Maria (1816-1902)
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    ... Lyttleton, Westcote Whitchurch Lewis ... Lyttleton, William Thomas ... Westcote Lyttleton . She came to Van Diemen’s Land with her parents when they returned in October ... Lanka), second of the seven children of Ann and William Thomas Lyttleton and sister of Thomas and ...
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  1. Family Notices
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Thursday 25 October 1877 p 1 Family Notices
    ... of Westcote Whitchurch Lewis Lyttleton, late Captain of H.M. 64th Regiment to Frances Angélique, ... ., at Manningtree-road, Hawthorn, Mrs. B. G. Harpur Brown of a son, still-born. Marriages. LYTTLETON ... 150 words
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    Leader (Melbourne, Vic. : 1862 - 1918, 1935) Saturday 27 October 1877 p 15 Family Notices
    ... long, by the Rev. Canon Goodman, William Margave Lyttleton, M.D., eldest son of Westcote Whitchurch ... Lewis Lyttleton, late captain of H.M. 64th regiment, to Frances Angelique, eldest daughter of E. R ... 337 words
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    Geelong Advertiser (Vic. : 1859 - 1929) Wednesday 31 October 1877 p 3 Family Notices
    ... Lyttleton, M.D., eldest son of Westcote Whitchurch Lewis Lyttle ton, late Captain of HAL G4th Begt., to ... Geelong. Lyttleton—Lennon—On the 18th October, at Geelong, by the Her. Canon Goodmau, William Margrave ... 527 words
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