image forrest j_western australia_plate 10
Image number: RS.12564
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Mount Worsnop

Date

1875

Creator

Henry Charles Prinsep (1844-1922, Australian), Artist

After

1st Baron of Forrest of Bunbury John Forrest (1847-1918, Australian), Explorer

Object type

Library reference

RCN39561

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 330mm
width (print): 228mm

Subject

Content object

nature
   > landscape

Description

Landscape view showing the distant Mount Worsnop (435 metres) in Western Australia. The scene includes two figures in the foreground, resting with rifles, members of the Western Australian Exploring Expedition of 1874.

Figure 10 from the monograph Journal of the proceedings of the Western Australian Exploring Expedition through the centre of Australia…commanded by John Forrest (Richard Pether, Perth, 1875).

Inscribed ‘PLATE 10. H.C. Prinsep delt from a sketch by J. Forrest. H.G De Gruchy & Co., lith.. MT.ALLOTT & Mt. WORSNOP.’

According to the accompanying text, the view represents the expedition’s progress to 15 July 1874: ‘another hill close by I named Mount Worsnop, after respectively the Mayor and Town Clerk of Adelaide.’

Forrest commented upon these illustrations: ‘Owing to my absence in England while Mr. Prinsep was engaged making the drawings from my rough field sketches, the names of some of the views were inserted erroneously…’ This view was captioned incorrectly. Forrest explains it as: ‘’View of Mount Worsnop, and a remarkable bluff on the left: from Mount Allott, near Alexander Spring.’

John Forrest, 1st Baron Forrest of Bunbury (1847-1918) Australian explorer and politician. Forrest became first Premier of Western Australia.

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