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Botany Bay From Sir Joseph Banks' Hotel

January 1854
Edward Meyer Kern (American, 1823–1863)

Catalogue Raisonné

Not in Karolik (1962) cat.


Sheet: 11.7 x 26.2 cm (4 5/8 x 10 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pen and ink and watercolor on paper

Not On View


Americas, Prints and Drawings



Field with a fence running across in foreground. Trees in middleground, and the bay in the background.


Inscribed in pen and ink lower left: Botany bay (something illegible) / from Sir Jos's Bank's Hotel Botany N.S.W. January 1854; lower right: Edw M. Kern


Given by the artist to Captain William Brenton Boggs, the Ringgold-Rodgers Expedition's purser; bought from Bogg's granddaughter by Maxim Karolik. Maxim Karolik, Newport; Gift to MFA November 12, 1959

Credit Line

Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800–1875