C1865

View of Ipswich, Queensland, taken from the Queen's Park.

Rare colonial engraving of Ipswich showing good detail. From the original edition of the Illustrated Sydney News.

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S/N: ISN-QC-650616013–216911
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Full Title:

View of Ipswich, Queensland, taken from the Queen’s Park.

Date:

C1865

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

190mm 
x 140mm
AUTHENTICITY
View of Ipswich, Queensland, taken from the Queen's Park. - Antique View from 1865

Genuine antique
dated:

1865

Description:

Rare colonial engraving of Ipswich showing good detail.

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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