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846743
  • Title
    Views mainly of the eastern suburbs of Sydney, 1859-1863 / George Roberts
  • Creator
  • Call number
    PXA 2691
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    1859-1863
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    846743
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised
  • Physical Description
    1 volume (11 watercolours) - 26.4 cm x 32.5 cm
  • Scope and Content
    1. [Gordon's Mill, Paddington].
    Signed and dated at lower right 'GR/Decr. 18th 1859'. Inscribed on reverse side 'Gordon's Mill which stood between Leinster and Stewart Streets Paddington. Identified by C. H. Bertie, 7.2.44'
    2. [The Cascade (or the Waterfall)].
    Signed and dated at lower left 'GR Decr. 28th 1859'. Inscribed on reverse side 'The Cascade (or the Waterfall). Identified by C. H. Bertie, 7.2.44'
    3. [View of Stream and trees], 1859
    4. [Landscape including part views of residences; figures in right foreground], 1859
    4 verso. [Unfinished pencil sketch: plan for maze or garden?]
    5. Glanmore [i.e. Glenmore] Tannery. Signed and dated at lower left.
    5 verso. [Unfinished watercolour sketch, with pencil: landscape with houses]
    6. Jenkens Mill Darlinghurst, 1862. Signed 'G[remainder missing]'.
    Inscribed on reverse side 'Jenkins Mill (back hereof) was the mill on Craigend, Sir Thomas Mitchell's property. Identified by C. H. Bertie, 7.2.44'
    7. Rushcutter Bay, 1862. Signed 'GR'
    8. St Mark, 1863.
    Signed 'GR'. Inscribed on reverse side: To the right of St Mark's Church is the building sometimes known as St Mark's Crescent School established by Miss Emma Macaulay. The right half of this house was demolished some time between 1920 and 1930. The building to the left of the Church was one of the lodges of Greenoakes, it was demolished when the Greenoakes estate was subdivided and the road known as Greenoakes Avenue was constructed N[?] F[?] 26.6.47
    9. [Probably Underwood's Paddock, Rushcutters Bay], 1861.
    10 verso. [Landscape with view of harbour and houses], 1861
    11 verso. [Unfinished pencil sketch: landscape with houses].
  • Source
    Transferred 1986
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Artist died before 1955.
  • Finding Aids
    Contents list available in the Mitchell Library Reading Room -
  • Description source

    Information transferred from Pictures Card Catalogue as part of the eRecords Project, 2008-2009
  • General note

    Keyword subjects:
    Jenkins Mill (N.S.W.)
    Underwoods Paddock (N.S.W.)
    Digital order no:Album ID : 903227
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    Six sketches are signed with initials, most being clearly legible as 'GR'.
  • Attributions / conjectures

    Attributed to George Roberts after comparison with his album 'The holes and corners of old Sydney ... ' in the Dixson Library (DL PX 52, folio 8).

    Nine sketches are dated between 1859 and 1863, four are titled.

    Collection title is from a previous catalogue entry.
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