Rushcutters' Bay Low Water. SYDNEY, William Henry RAWORTH.

Rushcutters' Bay Low Water.

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

Tinted lithograph, 192 x 340 mm., mounted.

An unusual and separately issued view of Rushcutters Bay, Sydney. This view, looking up from the Harbour, shows Darling Point populated by only a few stately villas. In the background can be seen the spire of St Mark's Church while in the foreground is a fisherman examining his catch on the present day site of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia.

An unusual and separately issued view of Rushcutters Bay, Sydney. This view, looking up from the Harbour, shows Darling Point populated by only a few stately villas. In the background can be seen the spire of St Mark's Church while in the foreground is a fisherman examining his catch on the present day site of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia.

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.

His work has both intimacy and serenity, and his Sydney lithographs are quite scarce.

Price (AUD): $1,750.00  other currencies Ref: #4504362