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  • Title
    Elizabeth Heneretta [i.e. Henrietta] Villa situate about four miles down the harbour from Sydney Cove the seat of John Piper Esqr. Naval Officer etc. etc. of Port Jackson New South Wales, March 1820 / drawn by R. Read, Junior
  • Creator
  • Call number
    XV/200
  • Level of description
    series
  • Date

    March 1820
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    440356
  • Physical Description
    1 drawing - 38.6 x 65.9 cm. inside frame lines; 43.7 x 67.9 cm. sheet - watercolour
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Henrietta Villa, built between 1816 and 1822, was the property of Captain Piper and most likely designed by Henry Kitchen. The house was named after Mrs Macquarie and became a symbol of progress in the colony. When this drawing was executed, the building was not finished as the verandah covering the long windows are absent. -- Reference: The Artist and the patron : aspects of colonial art in New South Wales / [compiled by] Patricia R. McDonald and Barry Pearce. [Sydney] : Art Gallery of New South Wales, 1988.
  • Scope and Content
    1 watercolour drawing of Elizabeth Henrietta Villa by Richard Read, Junior. Drawn in March 1820 the image shows the villa situated on Point Piper, Sydney Harbour. There are several groups of men and women around the villa, 2 of the men are in military uniform, and several men on the foreshore with 2 boats. The villa is surrounded by forest and there 3 plots of land in agriculture use.
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Creator died before 1955
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • General note

    Digital order no:a128862
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    Signed and dated at lower left in black ink, "Painted by R. Read junr. March 1820 Sydney N.S. Wales".
    Inscribed, probably in the artist's hand, beneath frame lines in pencil "Elizabeth Heneretta [i.e. Henrietta] Villa situate about four miles Down the Harbour from Sydney Cove the seat of John Piper Esqr. Naval Officer etc. etc. of Port Jackson New South Wales".
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