C1887

“The Hermitage,” Geelong, the Property of Mrs; C. Armytage, of “Como”.

Colonial engraving of the Hermitage, built by George Armytage (1795–1862) a farmer and pastoralist. When completed in 1860 it was one of the finest Colonial Regency style mansion houses in Victoria. George Armytage, acquired the property, The Hermitage, from Geelong’s … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

“The Hermitage,” Geelong, the Property of Mrs; C. Armytage, of “Como”.

Date:

C1887

Artist:

Unknown

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

203mm 
x 150mm
AUTHENTICITY
"The Hermitage," Geelong, the Property of Mrs; C. Armytage, of "Como". - Antique View from 1887

Genuine antique
dated:

1887

Description:

Colonial engraving of the Hermitage, built by George Armytage (1795–1862) a farmer and pastoralist. When completed in 1860 it was one of the finest Colonial Regency style mansion houses in Victoria.

George Armytage, acquired the property, The Hermitage, from Geelong’s retiring Police Magistrate N. A. Fenwick in 1851. Edward Prowse, architect, designed this two storey Colonial Regency style mansion for Armytage and construction from Barrabool freestone ashlar and basalt rubble was undertaken in 1859/60. The facade is dominated by an intricate wrought iron verandah and ionic portico.

References:
Ferguson, J. A. Bibliography of Australia Volumes 1-8, Canberra 1976 16439.

Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 4084242
State Library Victoria: CCF 994.5 V66S
State Library New South Wales: 74Vv5vQ4lxmZ

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