C1868

QLD-School of Arts, Brisbane, Queensland.

Rare colonial engraving made in 1868 of the North Brisbane School of Art building prior to the later additions of the verandas which was on the corner of Queen and Creek Streets and erected in 1865-66. It was known as … Read Full Description

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S/N: ISN-QB-680807020B–400968
(C036)
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Details

Full Title:

QLD-School of Arts, Brisbane, Queensland.

Date:

C1868

Artist:

Unknown

Condition:

Faint diagonal crease, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

186mm 
x 110mm
AUTHENTICITY
QLD-School of Arts, Brisbane, Queensland. - Antique View from 1868

Genuine antique
dated:

1868

Description:

Rare colonial engraving made in 1868 of the North Brisbane School of Art building prior to the later additions of the verandas which was on the corner of Queen and Creek Streets and erected in 1865-66.

It was known as the Servants Home and provided accommodation for single adult females who had migrated to Queensland and were awaiting employment as domestic servants. Designed by H. Edwin Bridges, the building comprised a ground floor and two upper galleries. All four elevations were identical. A notable feature of the interior was the lantern above the void in the two upper floors which provided natural lighting to the building.

In 1873 the property was purchased by the trustees of the North Brisbane School of Arts for £1,000. The building was let to tenants for several years before it was converted to a school of arts. In 1877 contractor Blair Cunningham added verandas and other modifications designed by Richard Gailey for a cost of £1,377. The new School of Arts building was opened on 17 May 1878.

From the original edition of the Illustrated Sydney News.

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