C1880

Destruction of the Victoria Theatre, Sydney.

Very rare engraving of the burning of the Victoria Theatre. The theatre was on the western side of Pitt Street between King and Market streets, was opened by Joseph Wyatt in 1838. It was not rebuilt after its destruction by … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Destruction of the Victoria Theatre, Sydney.

Date:

C1880

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

225mm 
x 250mm
AUTHENTICITY
Destruction of the Victoria Theatre, Sydney. - Antique Print from 1880

Genuine antique
dated:

1880

Description:

Very rare engraving of the burning of the Victoria Theatre. The theatre was on the western side of Pitt Street between King and Market streets, was opened by Joseph Wyatt in 1838. It was not rebuilt after its destruction by fire in 1880.

The Illustrated Sydney News.

Arthur Collingridge de Tourcey (1853 - 1907)

Collingridge was a painter, illustrator and teacher who became staff artist for the Illustrated London News and The Graphic both very successful London newspapers, before emigrating to Australia. He was one of several sons in an old Catholic family from Godington Manor, Oxfordshire. Like his brother George , he mostly dropped the 'de Tourcey’ in Australia. came to Sydney in 1879 where he worked as an illustrator for the Sydney Mail , the Town and Country Journal. He founded the New South Wales Art Society and was staff artist of the Illustrated Sydney News. Collingridge exhibited widely, mainly in New South Wales and was a founding member of the Royal Art Society of NSW 1880.

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