Shipping in Sydney Harbour, Government House & Fort Macquarie. SYDNEY, UNKNOWN ARTIST.

Shipping in Sydney Harbour, Government House & Fort Macquarie.
Shipping in Sydney Harbour, Government House & Fort Macquarie.

Sydney: circa 1850.

Oil on artists' board, 139 x 291 mm.

Government House and Fort Macquarie from the Harbour

An attractive nineteenth century painting of Sydney and its Harbour. In the foreground sits a three-masted schooner under sail, whilst to the left can be seen Government House and to the right, Fort Macquarie. A particularly picturesque feature of this oil are the finely painted rowing boats situated to the left of the ship. Fort Macquarie, on the east end of Bennelong Point, was built by Francis Greenway, the first colonial architect, in 1817-1821 under the governorship of Lachlan Macquarie. Demolished in the early 20th century, the site is where the Sydney Opera House now stands. Government House is a Gothic Revival building designed in England by an architect who never visited Sydney, Edmund Blore. It was constructed in 1837-45 and was and still is the official residence of many New South Wales governors.

An attractive nineteenth century painting of Sydney and its Harbour. In the foreground sits a three-masted schooner under sail, whilst to the left can be seen Government House and to the right, Fort Macquarie. A particularly picturesque feature of this oil are the finely painted rowing boats situated to the left of the ship. Fort Macquarie, on the east end of Bennelong Point, was built by Francis Greenway, the first colonial architect, in 1817-1821 under the governorship of Lachlan Macquarie. Demolished in the early 20th century, the site is where the Sydney Opera House now stands. Government House is a Gothic Revival building designed in England by an architect who never visited Sydney, Edmund Blore. It was constructed in 1837-45 and was and still is the official residence of many New South Wales governors.

Price (AUD): $4,850.00  other currencies     Ref: #4504089

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