Bear Island Botany Bay. SYDNEY, William Henry RAWORTH.
Bear Island Botany Bay.

Bear Island Botany Bay.

[Sydney]: S. Sedgefield (signed as lithographer), circa 1870.

Tinted lithograph, 192 x 340 mm., mounted.

A charming separately issued lithograph showing Bear Island before it was joined to the mainland at La Perouse, Sydney and prior to the construction of a fort built in the 1880s to ward off the perceived threat of an attack on Sydney by Russian forces. The fort still stands today and is connected to the mainland by the original wooden bridge. Although Raworth uses the name Bear Island on this lithograph, it is generally called Bare Island, named unintentionally by James Cook in 1770 when he described it in his journal as 'a small bare island'

A charming separately issued lithograph showing Bear Island before it was joined to the mainland at La Perouse, Sydney and prior to the construction of a fort built in the 1880s to ward off the perceived threat of an attack on Sydney by Russian forces. The fort still stands today and is connected to the mainland by the original wooden bridge. Although Raworth uses the name Bear Island on this lithograph, it is generally called Bare Island, named unintentionally by James Cook in 1770 when he described it in his journal as 'a small bare island'

William Henry Raworth (c.1820-1905), who arrived in Sydney from England around 1867, produced several engravings of the Sydney area, as well as landscapes in watercolour. He was involved in a number of exhibitions including the second Annual Art Exhibition at the New South Wales Academy of Art in 1873. At this time one of his pictures sold for the substantial amount of 42 pounds to the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

This view, tranquil and picturesque, is in the best Raworth tradition.

Price (AUD): $1,750.00  other currencies Ref: #4504361

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