- Museum number
- Object: 'Highfield', Circular Head, 1830
Drawing; two large buildings with other small buildings, there is a small church like building in a large fenced area. There are three neatly fenced areas, one looks like a vegetable garden; in the foreground there are several well spaced trees and low grass. 1830
Graphite on paper
- Production date
Height: 16.70 centimetres
Width: 26.20 centimetres
- Curator's comments
This is part of a collection of twenty-nine drawings by GA Robinson held by the British Museum, seven of which are on the opposite side of another drawing.
Highfield was the house belonging to Edward Curr. The second 'Highfield' was commenced in May 1832 therefore this may depict Curr's first house. Robinson visited Curr on 12 July 1830 and was received 'in a most friendly manner...Mr Curr said he had borrowed a room for my accommodation at his house during my stay at Circular Head. Erected my tent at the sandy beach near the jetty'. Robinson stayed in the vicinity till 24 July. (See Plomley, Friendly Mission).
- Not on display
- Acquisition notes
- This was probably part of the collection of artworks and ethnographic objects which Joseph Barnard Davis (q.v.) acquired from Robinson's widow in the 1860s, and which AW Franks (q.v.) later purchased for the British Museum at the auction sale of Davis's estate in 1883.
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- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: Oc2006-Drg117-Rob