C1814

View Of Sidney in New South Wales. (Taken From Bell-mount)

Artist:

John Eyre (1771 - 1812)

Very rare view of Sydney from Bell Mount, now named Bellevue Hill. The area was once known as Vinegar Hill, but Governor Macquarie considered the term vulgar and renamed it Belle Vue, meaning beautiful view.  References: Hunt & Davidson Sydney … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

View Of Sidney in New South Wales. (Taken From Bell-mount)

Date:

C1814

Artist:

John Eyre (1771 - 1812)

Condition:

In good condition

Technique:

Copper engraving hand coloured

Image Size: 

442mm 
x 292mm

Frame Size: 

765mm 
x 615mm
AUTHENTICITY
View Of Sidney in New South Wales. (Taken From Bell-mount) - Antique Print from 1814

Genuine antique
dated:

1814

Description:

Very rare view of Sydney from Bell Mount, now named Bellevue Hill. The area was once known as Vinegar Hill, but Governor Macquarie considered the term vulgar and renamed it Belle Vue, meaning beautiful view. 

References:
Hunt & Davidson Sydney Views 1788-1888, 2007 Pl. 41 p.68,
McCormick First Views of Australia, 1788-1825, 1987 Plate 163 

Biography:

 John Eyre (1771-1812 )

Eyre was sentenced to seven years transportation for
housebreaking and arrived in Sydney in 1801 aboard the Canada. He was
granted a conditional pardon in June 1804 and advertised in the Sydney
Gazette in the same year that he wished to buy a box of watercolours. In
1807 Governor Bligh employed him to transfer three charts of Port
Dalrymple into one single chart. To make ends meet he was also employed
to paint numbers on all the buildings east of the Tank Stream at
sixpence a time. Eyre left the colony in early 1813 leaving behind a
considerable number of works in the colony, many of which are now in the
Mitchell and National Library’s collections.

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