C1867

View in the Botanical Gardens-The North Entrance and Lodge.

Rare engraved view of Victoria Lodge, Sydney Botanical Gardens. The Lodge was built in 1865 for £476 and provided a residence and a landscape feature to protect the Botanic Garden and Farm Cove. The Italianate-style design of the building is … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

View in the Botanical Gardens-The North Entrance and Lodge.

Date:

C1867

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

240mm 
x 148mm
AUTHENTICITY
View in the Botanical Gardens-The North Entrance and Lodge. - Antique View from 1867

Genuine antique
dated:

1867

Description:

Rare engraved view of Victoria Lodge, Sydney Botanical Gardens. The Lodge was built in 1865 for £476 and provided a residence and a landscape feature to protect the Botanic Garden and Farm Cove.

The Italianate-style design of the building is attributed to colonial architect James Barnet. Its tower was constructed in 1865 with pale-coloured sandstone, and the walls are sparrow-pick finished with a rock-faced finish at the base A new wing made of Sydney yellow block sandstone with a dressed and rubbed finish was added in 1897, providing a sitting room. The front façade has a projecting bay, with six multi-paned windows and stone mullions. ref; Sydney botanical gardens.

From the original edition of The Illustrated Sydney News.

References:
Gibbs & Shallard. Illustrated Sydney News. ISSN 2203-5397.

Collections:
State Library New South Wales: F8/39-40
State Library Victoria: PCINF SLVIC=1853-1872
National Library Australia: Bib ID 440095

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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