Lycett, Joseph (1775-1828)

Also known as
Lycett, Joseph (1774-)
Lycett, Joseph (1774-1828)
Field of activity
Convict; Artist; Printmaker; Painter; Clerk; Artists; Convicts; Art forgers
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Joseph Lycett (b.1774-1828), convict and artist, was born in Staffordshire, England. By profession a portrait and miniature painter, he was convicted of forgery at Salop Assizes on 10 August 1811 and sentenced...

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Joseph Lycett was a painter. In 1811 he was convicted of forgery and transported to New South Wales for 14 years. Despite being called a portrait and miniature painter at the time of his conviction, all Lycett's extant subjects are topographical or botanical. In 1828 he was living near Bath when he was again arrested, cut his throat and while recovering in hospital, tore open the wound and died.

painter and forger, was convicted of forgery at the Shropshire Assizes on 10 August 1811. Transported to NSW for 14 years, he arrived at Sydney in the General Hewitt on 7 February 1814. The ship’s records describe him as a portrait and miniature painter from Staffordshire and give his age as 38. Also on board the General Hewitt was Captain James Wallis in charge of his regiment, the 46th, coming to Sydney to relieve the 73rd. On arrival Lycett was granted a ticket of leave and employed as a clerk in the Police Department. Some 15 months later, in May 1815, Lycett was taken into custody when a friend tried to pass false bank notes that he had manufactured. He was again convicted of forgery and sent to the secondary penal settlement of Newcastle. He left for Newcastle in the Lady Nelson in July 1815 and worked in the coalmines until Captain Wallis arrived as commandant in June 1816. According to the evidence of the convict builder James Clohasy, testifying to Commissioner Bigge in 1820, Lycett drew up the plans for the settlement’s church while a prisoner at Newcastle (c.1817). In his report Bigge stated that Lycett had also painted the altarpiece, presumably the two 'bad large pictures’ in the chancel of Christ Church noted by Lady Franklin in June 1839 as having been 'done by a prisoner’. One was a Descent from the Cross 'with Virgin fainting’, the other a Resurrection. In 1839 the vicar was about to replace ...

  • 1814 Arrived Sydney, NSW aboard the 'General Hewitt'

Flourished

  • fl. c.1814 - c.1825

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Design and Art Australia Online

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office Library, London
  • The Nan Kivell Collection, National Library of Australia, Canberra, ACT
  • Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, SA
  • Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts, State Library of Tasmania, Hobart, TAS
  • Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart, TAS
  • City of Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Ballarat, VIC
  • National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC
  • National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT
  • Newcastle Region Art Gallery, Newcastle, NSW
  • Dixson Galleries, State Library of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
  • Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
  • Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
  • Baillieu Library Special Collections, University of Melbourne, Vic.
  • The Australian Landscape
  • (see also) Evans, George William
  • (see also) Lewin, John William
  • (see also) Wentworth, William Charles
  • (see also) Franklin,
  • (see also) Taylor, James
  • (see also) Macquarie, Lachlan
  • (see also) Wallis, James
  • (see also) Souter, John
  • (see also) Clohasy, James
  • (see also) Bigge,
  • (see also) Macquarie, Elizabeth Henrietta
  • (see also) Parr, Thomas William
  • (see also) Taylor, James
  • (see also) Wallis, James
  • (see also) Aborigines Resting by a Campfire near the Mouth of the Hunter River, Newcastle
  • (see also) The Residence of John McArthur Esquire. Near Parramatta, New South Wales
  • (see also) Views in Australia, or New South Wales and Van Diemen’s Land Delineated
  • (see also) North View of Sydney
  • (see also) Inner View of Newcastle

    <p>Exhibited in The Australian Landscape, 1972</p>

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  1. Painting of Sydney from the North Shore, by Joseph Lycett :
    Lycett, Joseph, 1775-1828
    [ Book : 2017 ]
    At LaTrobe Uni Melb
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  2. Painting entitled the 'North View of Sydney New South Wales', by Joseph Lycett :
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  3. Views in Australia or New South Wales & Van Diemen's Land deliniated : in fifty views, with descriptive letter prefs. / by J. Lycett
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  4. View of Sydney 1820 / from the watercolour by Joseph Lycett
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  5. Joseph Lycett : Governor Macquarie's convict artist / John Turner
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    [ Book : 1997 ]
    Languages: English;lis, [1 other]
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  6. The Lycett album : drawings of Aborigines and Australian scenery / with commentary by Jeanette Hoorn
    Lycett, Joseph, 1774?-
    [ Government publication, Book, Archived website : 1990 ]
    Languages: English;lis, [1 other]
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  7. [Aborigines hunting waterbirds] [Joseph Lycett]
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  8. [Aborigine warding off spears with a shield] [Joseph Lycett]
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  9. [Aborigines using fire to hunt kangaroos] [Joseph Lycett]
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  10. [Aborigines resting by camp fire, near the mouth of the Hunter River, Newcastle, New South Wales] [Joseph Lycett]
    Lycett, Joseph, 1774?-
    [ Art work : 1817 ]
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  1. Painting of Sydney from the North Shore, by Joseph Lycett :
    Lycett, Joseph, 1775-1828
    [ Book : 2017 ]
    At LaTrobe Uni Melb
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  2. Painting entitled the 'North View of Sydney New South Wales', by Joseph Lycett :
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    [ Book : 2017 ]
    At LaTrobe Uni Melb
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  1. IN the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Probate Jurisdiction.—In the will of LEONARD LYCETT, late of
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  2. RETURN OF FEMALE CONVICTS ASSIGNED TO SETTLERS AND, OTHER PERSONS FROM THE FACTORY AT PARRAMATTA, AND THE SHIP "PYRAMUS," ON ARRIVAL, BETWEEN THE 1ST OF LANUARY AND THE 31ST MARCH, 1832. (Concluded.)
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