Manuscripts, oral history and pictures catalogue
Adlib Internet Server 5

Details



Print
404721
  • Title
    Supreme Court House, Sydney N.S.W., 1845 / painted by G. E. Peacock
  • Creator
  • Call number
    ML 659
    Status: On display – Paintings from the Collection, Room 1, East Wall, no. 99
  • Level of description
    fonds
  • Date

    1845
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    404721
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised
  • Physical Description
    1 painting - 14 x 19 cm - oil on commercial artists' board
  • Scope and Content
    Government House can also be seen in the distance
  • Source
    Purchased 1931
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Artist died before 1955
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • General note

    In the late 1830s the Government Architect, Mortimer Lewis, designed the Supreme Court House (still standing on Oxford Street in Darlinghurst). Its severely classical form was much admired: Louisa Anne Meredith thought it the only `architectural' building in Sydney, while James Maclehose considered it representative of the `cottages, villas, and even mansions, partaking of a grandeur of character which could not have been contemplated in the early history of the colony [but which] are now to be seen in almost every direction...'
    Reference: George Edwards Peacock exhibition catalogue. State Library of New South Wales, 2002
    Digital order no:a128045
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    Titled, signed & dated "G.E. Peacock 1845" -- on label on reverse
  • Subject
  • Topic
  • Place
  • Exhibited in
  • Open Rosetta viewer

View Media Files

2.

  • Browse collection hierarchy
  • Manuscript Index
  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • E
  • F
  • G
  • H
  • I
  • J
  • K
  • L
  • M
  • N
  • O
  • P
  • Q
  • R
  • S
  • T
  • U
  • V
  • W
  • X
  • Y
  • Z

Share this result by email