C1886

In the Zoological Gardens

Artist:

William Thomas Smedley (1858 - 1920)

The Moore Park Zoological Gardens opened at Moore Park in 1884. It was built on 7 acres of land which was then known as Billy goat Swamp. It contained two elephants including one that was donated by the King of … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

In the Zoological Gardens

Date:

C1886

Artist:

William Thomas Smedley (1858 - 1920)

Condition:

In good condition

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

190mm 
x 100mm
AUTHENTICITY
In the Zoological Gardens - Antique View from 1886

Genuine antique
dated:

1886

Description:

The Moore Park Zoological Gardens opened at Moore Park in 1884. It was built on 7 acres of land which was then known as Billy goat Swamp. It contained two elephants including one that was donated by the King of Siam

The old Moore Park zoo site has since become the home of Sydney Girls High (1921) and later Sydney Boys High (1928).

Artist:

William Thomas Smedley (1858-1920)

Smedley was born in Pennsylvania , worked on a newspaper, then studied engraving and art in the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He settled in New York in 1880. His first illustrations were for the series Picturesque Canada and in 1905 became a member of the National Academy of Design. Most of his art was illustrative but he also painted portraits and watercolours, receiving the Evans Prize of the American Water Color Society in 1890, and a bronze medal at the Paris Exposition of 1900.

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