C1881

Banquet in the Royal Arcade Sydney.

The Royal Arcade was one of the six arcades developed in Sydney between 1881 and 1892. The Royal was designed by Thomas Rowe and ran from George Street where the Hilton Hotel now stands, through to Pitt Street near the … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Banquet in the Royal Arcade Sydney.

Date:

C1881

Condition:

In good condition

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

153mm 
x 217mm
AUTHENTICITY
Banquet in the Royal Arcade Sydney. - Antique Print from 1881

Genuine antique
dated:

1881

Description:

The Royal Arcade was one of the six arcades developed in Sydney between 1881 and 1892.

The Royal was designed by Thomas Rowe and ran from George Street where the Hilton Hotel now stands, through to Pitt Street near the School of Arts. Over 90 metres long, it was well lit, with a lofty clerestory and gas lamps. There were 31 shops on the ground floor, 36 offices on the first floor and a photographic studio above them at the George Street end.

Arthur Collingridge de Tourcey (1853 - 1907)

Collingridge was a painter, illustrator and teacher who became staff artist for the Illustrated London News and The Graphic both very successful London newspapers, before emigrating to Australia. He was one of several sons in an old Catholic family from Godington Manor, Oxfordshire. Like his brother George , he mostly dropped the 'de Tourcey’ in Australia. came to Sydney in 1879 where he worked as an illustrator for the Sydney Mail , the Town and Country Journal. He founded the New South Wales Art Society and was staff artist of the Illustrated Sydney News. Collingridge exhibited widely, mainly in New South Wales and was a founding member of the Royal Art Society of NSW 1880.

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