C1886

Darling Harbour, from the Pyrmont

Excellent view of Sydney, looking east with the original Pyrmont Bridge that allowed shipping craft to go through.  The wooden Pyrmont Bridge was replaced in 1902 the a new steel bridge which took 33 months to build and was completed … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Darling Harbour, from the Pyrmont

Date:

C1886

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

245mm 
x 175mm
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Darling Harbour, from the Pyrmont - Antique View from 1886

Genuine antique
dated:

1886

Description:

Excellent view of Sydney, looking east with the original Pyrmont Bridge that allowed shipping craft to go through.  The wooden Pyrmont Bridge was replaced in 1902 the a new steel bridge which took 33 months to build and was completed in time to accommodate Sydney’s first cars.

The domed building in the background is the Synagogue and the town hall is in the centre. Born Philadelphia 5th March 1838 and died New York 26th May, 1900.

Frederic B. Schell (1838 - 1900)

Schell was an American employed as the senior artist on the most ambitious colonial publication ever attempetd, The Picturesque Atlas of Australasia. He arrived in Sydney with two other American artists, W.T. Smedley and W. C. Fitler, plus a number of engravers including Horace Baker. When Phil May returned to England in 1888 Schell accompanied him. The Grafton Gallery 'Exhibition of Australian Art in London’ 1898 included F.B. Schell, cat.250, 'Junction of the Murray and Darling Rivers, N.S.W.’, cat.254, 'Hamilton Reach, Brisbane’, cat. 255, 'Sydney Harbour, N.S.W.’, lent by the Trustees of Sydney Gallery. He is represented in a number of institutional collections.

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