C1855

Saint Andrew's Cathedral, Sydney, N.S.W.

Artist:

Charles Kay (1805 - 1879)

Very rare engraving of St. Andrew’s Cathedral, Sydney. The National Gallery of Australia’s information for this item suggests, “The very wide margins on this impression suggest that it is a proof impression.” As our example has very wide margins also, … Read Full Description

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S/N: NSW-1855-RANSO–371280
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Full Title:

Saint Andrew’s Cathedral, Sydney, N.S.W.

Date:

C1855

Artist:

Charles Kay (1805 - 1879)

Engraver:

Richard Ransome 

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Etching

Image Size: 

288mm 
x 178mm

Paper Size: 

488mm 
x 371mm

Platemark Size: 

340mm 
x 228mm
AUTHENTICITY
Saint Andrew's Cathedral, Sydney, N.S.W. - Antique View from 1855

Genuine antique
dated:

1855

Description:

Very rare engraving of St. Andrew’s Cathedral, Sydney. The National Gallery of Australia’s information for this item suggests, “The very wide margins on this impression suggest that it is a proof impression.” As our example has very wide margins also, its more than likely that the few impressions printed were all with wide margins. 

Ransome worked at a number of Sydney addresses;

  • 1858/59.
    331 Crown Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
    Engravers. [SKSD 1858/59].
  • unknown
    244 Pitt Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Imprint
  • 1857
    86a Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    [Kerr]
  • 1864
    408 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    [Kerr]
  • 1867
    280 Palmer Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    [Kerr]

Collections:
National Gallery Australia: Accession no 2008.741
National Library Australia: Bib ID 2930457
State Library NSW: Reference code 845997 (Proof before letters)

Artist:

Richard Ransome was an Australian a copper engraver. In the 1850s he engraved views of Sydney scenes and buildings. Soon after 1855 Ransome moved to Melbourne. Active period ca.1850 – ca.1864

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