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Ben Boyd’s Church, Twofold Bay [NSW]

1924. Wood engraving, monogrammed in block, titled, signed and dated “1926” in pencil in lower margin, 11.5 x 17.2cm.

Illustrated in Bloomfield, L. Roy Davies: wood engravings, 1978, p110, listed with date of 1924.

This church was one of the unfinished buildings constructed in Boydtown by wealthy entrepreneur and adventurer Ben Boyd (1801-1851) prior to bankruptcy in 1848. Boydtown was intended to be a coastal base for shipping Boyd’s extensive livestock and produce, and setting up a whaling industry. Boyd left Australia in 1849 on his schooner, Wanderer.

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Item #CL176-19

Price (AUD): $880.00  Other currencies

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