C1866

St. Joseph’s New Roman Catholic Church, to be Erected at Newtown.

Rare colonial engraving of St. Joseph’s Church, Newtown which is on the corner of Bedford and Station Station St. From the original edition of the Illustrated Sydney News.

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Full Title:

St. Joseph’s New Roman Catholic Church, to be Erected at Newtown.

Date:

C1866

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

155mm 
x 195mm
AUTHENTICITY
St. Joseph's New Roman Catholic Church, to be Erected at Newtown. - Antique View from 1866

Genuine antique
dated:

1866

Description:

Rare colonial engraving of St. Joseph’s Church, Newtown which is on the corner of Bedford and Station Station St.

From the original edition of the Illustrated Sydney News.

John Rider Roberts (1820 - 1868)

Roberts was a landscape painter, illustrator, surveyor and architect. He was firstly in partnership with Henry Haege as surveyors, civil engineers and architects. One of Roberts’s major artistic activities was 'improving’ the survey plans he and Haege provided for land auctioneers by adding topographical views of the areas up for subdivision. Roberts was closely associated with the Illustrated Sydney News up until his death. He provided many topographical drawings and was head of the art department. Roberts also 'tidied up’ drawings from less competent artists before the woodblocks were made. Roberts seems to have been the last of the many proprietors in partnership with its longstanding engraver, printer and publisher, W.G. Mason. Listed as a painter, architect and surveyor of Hordern Street, Newtown, in 1867, John R. Roberts died of 'dropsy’ on 30 June 1868.

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