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Vue De Sydney

c1840s-1850s. Watercolour and ink, title and signature transcribed by another hand in ink from original album page to replacement mount c1960s, 22.9 x 36cm. Minor stains to upper portion verso.

Fanciful view most likely by an artist who had not visited Australia: while Government House and Fort Macquarie are appropriately placed, the image also shows domed buildings suggesting Islamic architecture with a mountain range in the background. In the foreground the figures and covered wagon drawn by oxen appear to be European.

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Item #CL169-12

Price (AUD): $1,450.00  Other currencies

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