Woolcott, Charles Henry (1821-1905)

Also known as
W., C. H. (1821-1905)
Field of activity
Artist; Painter; Public Servant
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https://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1487061

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Painter and public servant, was born in Exeter, England. In 1832 he accompanied his parents to Sydney, where he began to work with the City Corporation. Woolcott was said to have rowed across the harbour to work every day. Very few of his works are known.

painter and public servant, was born in Exeter, England. In 1832 he accompanied his parents to Sydney where his father, William Woolcott, set up as a bootmaker. Charles began work with the City Corporation in 1843 and served successively as clerk, draughtsman, mayor’s secretary and assistant town clerk. In 1857 he was appointed Town Clerk, succeeding John Rae , and remained in the position for thirty years. He married a daughter of Jack Inder and they lived at Ivy Cliffe, Berry’s Bay (North Sydney); Woolcott was said to have rowed across the harbour to work every day. He died at home on 23 August 1905. Although Woolcott apparently painted throughout his life, few works are known. An engraving titled Government House in 1841 , taken from an original sketch by Woolcott, is very similar to one by J. S. Prout differing only in details, although it is difficult to determine which, if either, is the copy. Prout is known to have worked from sketches by his pupils (see Ellen Burgess and Simpkinson ); he also often took them on excursions when all would paint virtually identical subjects. A watercolour, Busby’s Bore (ML), is also attributed to Woolcott, as is an oil painting initialled 'C.H.W.’, Rocky Point (Sans Souci) 1854 , offered at auction in 1986 together with another attributed watercolour of Sydney Cove

  • 1832

Flourished

  • fl. 1832 - 1893

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Design and Art Australia Online

  • Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
  • (see also) Rae, John
  • (see also) Burgess, Ellen
  • (see also) Simpkinson, Francis
  • (see also) Prout, J. S.
  • (see also) Woolcott, William
  • (see also) Busby's Bore
  • (see also) watercolour of Sydney Cove
  • (see also) Rocky Point (Sans Souci) 1854
  • (see also) Government House in 1841

Resources for Charles Henry Woolcott

Resources by Charles Henry Woolcott (3)

  1. Busby's Bore / possibly by C. H. Woolcott
    Woolcott, Charles Henry, 1821-1905
    [ Art work ]
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    At State Library of NSW
    Busby's Bore / possibly by C. H. Woolcott
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 89,780.258)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 89,780.258)

  2. [Photographs of] Buildings condemned and pulled down, [Sydney, ca. 1875-1901] / C.H. Woolcott, Town Clerk, 1882
    Woolcott, Charles Henry, 1821-1905
    [ Photograph : 1901 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 88,458.93)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 88,458.93)

  3. Rocky Point, Sans Souci, 1854 / C. H. W
    Woolcott, Charles Henry, 1821-1905
    [ Art work : 1854 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 85,696.461)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 85,696.461)

Resources about Charles Henry Woolcott (5)

  1. Charles Henry Woolcott, Town Clerk, Sydney, between April 1857-1860 / photographer Freeman
    Freeman Brothers
    [ Photograph : 1860 ]
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    At State Library of NSW
    Charles Henry Woolcott, Town Clerk, Sydney, between April 1857-1860 / photographer Freeman
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 81,626.914)

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  2. Elevation of addition to house, Berry's Bay, North Shore for Mr C.H. Woolcott
    St. Remy, Valentine, active 1861-1867
    [ Art work : 1865 ]
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    At State Library of NSW
    Elevation of addition to house, Berry's Bay, North Shore for Mr C.H. Woolcott
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 64,294.148)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 64,294.148)

  3. Municipal Council of Sydney. Town Clerk's Office - Papers relating to Town Hall site, 1843-1867
    Municipal Council of Sydney. Town Clerk's Office
    [ Unpublished : 1843-1867 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 47,189.043)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 47,189.043)

  4. Coloured reproductions of pictures in the Library, 1975 / State Library of New South Wales
    State Library of New South Wales
    [ Photograph : 1975 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  5. Penfold calendar for 1986 with reproduction of S.T. Gill’s 'Grand National Cricket Match', 1857, and lithographs of various works
    W. C. Penfold & Co
    [ Art work : 1986 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 25,020.082)

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  1. PROBATE JURISDICTION. In the will of Charles Henry Woolcott, late of "Ivy Cliff, Berry's Bay, North Sydney, in the State of New South Wales, Esquire, deceased.
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    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Tuesday 13 March 1888 [Issue No.169] p 1870

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  3. In the Supreme Court of New South Wales. IN INSOLVENCY. In the Insolvent Estate of William Thomas Cunningham and William Charles Woolcott, of 6, Bridge-street, Sydney, agents. FIRS...
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Friday 6 January 1888 [Issue No.12] p 122

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