North Head, Sydney Harbour c1900


A c1900 painted nocturne view of historically and geographically significant North Head, Sydney Harbour.

*North Head is known as Car-rang-gel by the Gayamagal People and was once used by their Koradgee (medicine men and women healers) for spiritual ceremonies and rituals. Rock engravings, rock art, campsites, burials, and middens are reminders of the Gayamagal People’s connection to the area.

Some of the early interactions between First Nations Peoples and the European colonists occurred in the North Head area. Notably, the First Fleet – led by Captain Arthur Phillip – made contact with the local Aboriginal People in 1788.* Ref: Australian Gov Harbour Trust.


This beautifully painted Sydney Seascape is one of a pair by the little known artist W Taylor..he also used the signature W Langley Taylor. The other being of South Head, Sydney Harbour.

A similar pair by this same artist are held in the Victorian Community Collections, which depict the opposing coastal heads of Port Phillip Bay, Victoria.

Oil on board, signed lower right W Taylor, the painting sits in its original pressed Oak and gilt slip frame.

Measures including frame: 31cm high, 38cm wide.

Professionally cleaned & ready to hang.

Weight 3 kg
Dimensions 35 × 5 × 40 cm

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