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430971
  • Title
    Charles Rodius - watercolours of Sydney, 1831
  • Creator
  • Call number
    SSV*/Sp Coll/Rodius/1
    SSV*/Sp Coll/Rodius/14
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    1831
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    430971
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised
  • Physical Description
    Drawings - 19.7 x 35.8 cm. and 20.2 x 34.4 cm. - 2 watercolour drawings
  • Scope and Content
    1. Sydney, 1831 [Cumberland Street]
    14. Sydney, 1831 [View of Sydney Harbour from the grounds of Cumberland Place, Bunker's Hill, west side of Sydney Cove]
  • Source
    Purchased from Ifan Kyrle Fletcher (London dealer) via the Agent General for N.S.W., May 1939. It appears Fletcher purchased the drawings from a descendant of the artist Marshall Claxton.
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Artist died before 1955
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • General note

    SSV*/Sp Coll/Rodius/1. Cumberland Street, Sydney. The residence at right `cottage ornee' (later named Cumberland Place) was designed by Francis Greenway in 1825 for Robert Campbell. Tenders for the building of the house appeared in the Sydney Gazette in December 1825. Campbell never lived in the house, it was occupied by the Bishop of Sydney (Bishop Broughton) in the 1830s and later acquired from Campbell by Mrs Augusta Maria Scott. Mrs Scott's daughter, Miss Augusta Maria Scott married Dr. James Mitchell and after the death of Mrs Scott the Mitchell family moved into the residence.
    SSV*/Sp Coll/Rodius/14. The view of Sydney Harbour from Bunker's Hill is from the same position as a pencil sketch by Rodius in 1833 titled "View from the Archdeacons house Sydney of the Bay" (Bishop William Grant Broughton). See: Charles Rodius - views of Sydney and Parramatta, 1833 (PXA 997 no.1)
    References:
    The Australian colonial house : architecture and society in New South Wales, 1788-1842 / James Broadbent. Potts Point, N.S.W. : Hordern House in association with the Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales, and supported by the Friends of the Historic Houses Trust, 1997.
    Mitchell Library Pictures card catalogue `Cumberland Place, residence'
    Digital order no:Album ID : 874475
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    C. Rodius 1831 / Sydney at lower left (no.1)
    "C. Rodius 1831 Sydney" at lower right (no.14)
    "Sydney - / M.L.L." [?] in ink on reverse of each drawing at lower right
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