C1824

View of Captain Piper's Naval Villa, at Eliza Point, near Sydney New South Wales.

Rare aquatint by the convicted forger, Joseph Lycett, View of Captain Piper’s house built in 1822 at Eliza Point, now Point Piper. Henrietta Villa was the most elegant house in the Colony and built to cater to Piper’s lavish entertaining … Read Full Description

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S/N: VIAVD-NS-006–183687
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Full Title:

View of Captain Piper’s Naval Villa, at Eliza Point, near Sydney New South Wales.

Date:

C1824

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured aquatint.

Image Size: 

270mm 
x 170mm
AUTHENTICITY
View of Captain Piper's Naval Villa, at Eliza Point, near Sydney New South Wales. - Antique View from 1824

Genuine antique
dated:

1824

Description:

Rare aquatint by the convicted forger, Joseph Lycett, View of Captain Piper’s house built in 1822 at Eliza Point, now Point Piper. Henrietta Villa was the most elegant house in the Colony and built to cater to Piper’s lavish entertaining of the colonies elite. The villa was said to have cost at least 10,000 pounds.

Joseph Lycett (1777 - 1828)

Painter & forger convicted in 1811 & transported to Botany Bay. On arrival he was given his ticket of leave but soon was reconvicted for forgery and sent to the penal settlement of Newcastle. Again in 1821 he received a pardon and returned to England armed with a portfolio of colonial views. In 1824 John published “Views in Australia” dedicated to the Earl of Bathurst. Lycett is acknowledged as being one the most important colonial artists to record the progress of the colony.

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