C1873

Houses of Parliament, Brisbane, Queensland.

Rare colonial engraving of Brisbane’s Parliament House. On 14 July 1865 the foundation stone for the building was laid by Sir George Bowen and it was built by Joshua Jeays who used sandstone from his own quarries. The first section … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Houses of Parliament, Brisbane, Queensland.

Date:

C1873

Artist:

Unknown

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

238mm 
x 152mm
AUTHENTICITY
Houses of Parliament, Brisbane, Queensland. - Antique View from 1873

Genuine antique
dated:

1873

Description:

Rare colonial engraving of Brisbane’s Parliament House.

On 14 July 1865 the foundation stone for the building was laid by Sir George Bowen and it was built by Joshua Jeays who used sandstone from his own quarries. The first section was completed in 1867. while the George Street frontage was completed in 1868. The archways and colonnades facing George Street were built in 1878, and construction on the Alice Street frontage commenced in 1887. The Alice Street wing was completed in 1889.

From the original edition of the Town and Country Journal.

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