C1833

Maison du Gouverneur a Sydney

Louis Auguste de Sainson was a topographical draughtsman on Dumont d’Urville’s voyage around the world in the Astrolabe from 1826 to 1829. De Sainson probably did the original sketch for this view of Government House while accompanying Dumont d’Urville to … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Maison du Gouverneur a Sydney

Date:

C1833

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured lithograph.

Image Size: 

330mm 
x 210mm
AUTHENTICITY
Maison du Gouverneur a Sydney - Antique Print from 1833

Genuine antique
dated:

1833

Description:

Louis Auguste de Sainson was a topographical draughtsman on Dumont d’Urville’s voyage around the world in the Astrolabe from 1826 to 1829. De Sainson probably did the original sketch for this view of Government House while accompanying Dumont d’Urville to meet Governor Darling on the 2 December 1826. Dumont d’Urville described Darling as ‘a coldly polite elderly man, who however promised me his good offices for anything that was within his power. Government House is shown with the additions made by successive governors. During the twelve years the Macquaries were in residence, the building became one of the first attempts at ‘Italiante’ style in the colony. The spire of St James’s church is behind the house, and the central tower of the Governor’s stables designed by Francis Greenway shows above the trees on the left. Rare first issue identified by it being printed on India Paper and the name, ‘J.Tatsu, editteur at lower left’. Ref: Sydney Views 1788-1888 Knoblauch Collection Item 51 Page 80

Louis Auguste de Sainson (1800 - 1887)

French artist on the voyage of exploration on board the Astrolabe under the command of Dumont D’Urville which explored and visited the Pacific, Asia, New Zealand and Australia. He began his naval career at the port of Rochefort, working there from 21 August 1825 until 6 January 1826, where he joined the Astrolabe as a draughtsman. The Astrolabe visited Australia from October to December 1826 and De Sainson made a number of drawings of King George Sound (WA), Westernport VIC), and Jervis Bay NSW and Sydney). On the Astrolable’s return to Australian waters during December 1827 to early January 1828 the Astrolabe anchored at Hobart Town where de Sainson made a number of important drawings of Hobart and its environs. On his return to France de Sainson was part of the editorial group that made the official account Historical Atlas of the expedition ready or publication. In November 1829, at Dumont d’Urville’s request, de Sainson was promoted commis de marine 3e classe. He became a Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneurin August 1831 and a commis de 2e classe in September 1833. Further biographical information is not available after this time.

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