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  • Title
    Dr Bland's House in Pitt St [a view, with subsequent owner, Mr. Butts, on horseback], 1850s-1867? / Frederic C. Terry
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  • Call number
    DL Pe 205
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  • Issue Copy
  • Physical Description
    1 watercolour - 15.4 cm x 25.4 cm, mounted on cardboard
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Creator died before 1955
    Please acknowledge:: Dixson Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • Description source

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

    The label is in the hand of Sir William Dixson and was on the paper backing when the picture was framed. It is now at Pe 205n. It reads: 'Dr Brand's House in Pitt St / now site of Richardson & Wrench's Auction rooms / Mr Butts (on horse back) afterwards had the house a hotel. / The 'Willow Tree was brought from St. Helena / 9another tree from St Helena, was planted in Pitt St near / the corner of Market St. struck by lightning / (owned by Mrs Priddle). This information does not appear to be correct according to Sands & Kenny's Sydney Directory for 1864, where Dr. William Bland is listed as living at 152 Pitt St., Stephen Butts is proprietor of the Metropolitan Hotel at 144 Pitt St., and Richardson and Wrench's premises are at 142 Pitt St. In the 1857 Directory 152 Pitt St. is listed as vacant land and Dr. Bland is living at 28 College St.

    Keyword subjects:
    Butts, Stephen
    Digital order no:a1528648
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    Signed 'F.C. Terry' lower left. Title from label.
  • Date note

    Dated to period Terry was painting in Sydney and to the year Dr. Bland was no longer living in Pitt Street.
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