Port-Jackson. Plan Et Elevation De La Caserne Des Convicts, À Sydney [Hyde Park Barracks]. After Louis de Freycinet, French.
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Port-Jackson. Plan Et Elevation De La Caserne Des Convicts, À Sydney [Hyde Park Barracks]

c1819/1826. Hand-coloured engraving, text including number “106”, artist and title in plate above and below image, 32 x 23.6cm. Slight stains. Framed.

Text reads “Dessine par E. Olivier d’apres on croquis par L. de F. Grave par Adam. (Voyez l’explication des planches).”

This engraving of the newly completed Hyde Park Barracks (Macquarie St, Sydney) was after a sketch by French navigator Louis de Freycinet. “It is one of the earliest surviving records of the barracks and one of the earliest architectural drawings made in Australia.” The Hyde Park Barracks, designed by architect Francis Greenway, were built to house convicts. Ref: SLV; SLM.

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Item #CL194-8

Price (AUD): $1,350.00  Other currencies

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