Taylor, James (1785-1829)

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Artist; Printmaker; Painter; Draughtsman
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Military officer, James Taylor, arrived in Sydney in 1817 with the 48th Foot Regiment aboard the Matilda. Taylor produced a number of paintings and prints throughout his tours and his panoramic works of Sydney were particularly popular.

painter and military officer, arrived at Sydney on 9 August 1817 in the convict transport Matilda with the 48th (Northamptonshire) Foot Regiment which was replacing the 46th as the official military force in New South Wales. Little is known of his background. He entered the 48th Foot Regiment as an ensign in 1804, was promoted lieutenant on 25 April 1805, captain on 4 June 1807, brevet-major on 21 September 1813, major on 26 July 1822 (after his return from New South Wales) and lieutenant-colonel on 8 June 1825, succeeding Erskine as commander of the Indian detachment. He died at Bellary near Madras, India, on 10 August 1829. In 1808 and 1809 the 48th Regiment had served in the Peninsular Wars, taking part in the battles of Douro, Talvavera, Albuera, Badajos, Salamanca, Vittoria, Pyrenees, Nivelle, Orthes and Toulouse. In comparison, the posting to New South Wales was peaceful, disturbed mainly by a dispute about the government windmill. This had been lent to the regiment and Major Taylor presided at the court of inquiry into its operations. He also presented a long memorandum to the royal commissioner, J.T. Bigge, about the defences of Port Jackson, favouring South Head rather than Governor Macquarie’s choice of Bennelong Point. The incident apparently had no effect on Taylor’s relations with the governor as he accompanied the Macquaries’ official party on their tour of Van Diemen’s Land in May and June 1821; some of the Tasmanian views in Joseph Lycett 's Views were probably after Taylor’s drawings ...

  • 9 August 1817 At Sydney, aboard 'Matilda'.

Flourished

  • fl. 1809 - 1829

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  1. [James Taylor : Australian Art and Artists file]
    Taylor, James, 1785-1829
    [ Published : 2010 ]
    At State Library VIC
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  2. Painting of Cockle Bay, now Darling Harbour, by James Taylor :
    Taylor, James, 1785-1829
    [ Book : 2017 ]
    At LaTrobe Uni Melb
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  3. Sydney, N.S.W., ca. 1819 / James Taylor
    Taylor, James, 1785-1829
    [ Photograph : 1819 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  4. Sydney, ca. 1821 / by Major James Taylor
    Taylor, James, 1785-1829
    [ Photograph : 1821 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  5. Sydney Cove from the North Shore, ca. 1817 / I. [James? Major] Taylor
    Taylor, James, 1785-1829
    [ Art work : 1817 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  6. Cockle Bay now Darling Harbour, ca. 1819-20 / James Taylor
    Taylor, James, 1785-1829
    [ Art work : 1820 ]
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    At State Library of NSW
    Cockle Bay now Darling Harbour, ca. 1819-20 / James Taylor
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  7. Sydney looking south from Flagstaff Hill, ca. 1821 / James Taylor
    Taylor, James, 1785-1829
    [ Art work : 1821 ]
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    At State Library of NSW
    Sydney looking south from Flagstaff Hill, ca. 1821 / James Taylor
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  8. Panorama of Sydney from Fort Phillip, 1821 / by Major James Taylor
    Taylor, James, 1785-1829
    [ Photograph, Art work : 1821 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  9. Sidney [i.e. Sydney], ca. 1821 / drawn by Major James Taylor
    Taylor, James, 1785-1829
    [ Photograph : 1821 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  10. Paramatta River Sydney Harbour, ca 1819-21 / drawn by James Taylor
    Taylor, James, 1785-1829
    [ Art work : 1821 ]
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    At State Library of NSW
    Paramatta River Sydney Harbour, ca 1819-21 / drawn by James Taylor
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  1. [James Taylor : Australian Art and Artists file]
    Taylor, James, 1785-1829
    [ Published : 2010 ]
    At State Library VIC
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  2. [James Taylor : Australian Art and Artists file]
    [ Published : 2015 ]
    At Art Gallery NSW Lib
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  3. Painting of Cockle Bay, now Darling Harbour, by James Taylor :
    Taylor, James, 1785-1829
    [ Book : 2017 ]
    At LaTrobe Uni Melb
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  4. Miniature portraits of James, Patrick and William Taylor and photographic album of the Taylor family, ca 1800-1882
    Taylor family
    [ Photograph : 1882 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  5. Item 01: Portrait miniature of Colonel James Taylor of the 48th Regiment, ca 1807-ca 1810
    [ Art work : 1810 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  6. Item 04: Victorian photographic album of the Taylor family, with three original watercolours by James Taylor of the 48th Regiment, ca 1808-1882
    [ Photograph : 1882 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  7. The Drawings of Edward Charles Close Esqre H.M. 48th Reg.t
    Close, E. C. (Edward Charles), 1790-1866
    [ Art work : 1820 ]
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    At State Library of NSW
    The Drawings of Edward Charles Close Esqre H.M. 48th Reg.t
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    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Wednesday 10 November 1869 [Issue No.236] p 2911

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    ... James Walker James Taylor, BY virtue of the authority given by the Act of Council, 5 "Victoria, No. 9 ... right, title, and interest, if any, of the abovenamed defendant, James Taylor, of, in, and to all that ... 178 words
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    ... -eorge James Walker v. James Taylor. Bx virtue of the authority given by the Act or Council, 5 Victoria, No. 9 ... right, title, and interest, if any, of the abovenamed defendant, James Taylor, of, in, and to all that ... 179 words
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    ... James Walker v. James Taylor. BY virtue of the authority given by the Act of Council, 6 Victoria, No. 9 ... , title, and interest, if any, of the abovenamed defendant, James Taylor, of, in, and to all that ... 179 words
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  2. Northern Wisconsin fishing map guide : Oneida County area : lake maps and fishing information for Oneida, Forest, Lincoln, Langlade & Taylor counties / [editor ... James F. Billig]
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  3. The works of John Hunter, F.R.S. : with notes. John Hunter ; edited by James F. Palmer
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  1. JAMES TAYLOR.
    The Dubbo Liberal and Macquarie Advocate (NSW : 1894 - 1954) Tuesday 10 April 1917 p 2 Article
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