TLF ID R3380
This is a watercolour, measuring 16.2 cm x 25.2 cm, by the famous colonial artist Samuel Thomas Gill (1818-80). It shows a Cobb and Co coach travelling to Sydney, New South Wales, along a rough dirt road bounded by timber fences and open fields, with buildings (probably farmhouses) in the background. At least two horses are pulling the coach. There are two men on the front of the coach and passengers inside. The title, 'Cobb and Co coach on the Sydney road', is taken from an inscription on the reverse. The watercolour dates from the 1850s and has the artist's initials, 'STG', in the bottom left-hand corner.