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Brisbane (from South Brisbane). Armytage view from 1874 pair of engravings.

Brisbane (from South Brisbane). Armytage view from 1874 pair of engravings.

by Armytage, J.C.

Brisbane, from South Brisbane. A wonderful view circa 1874. Reproduction from a (hand-coloured) steel engraving drawn and engraved from a photograph, by prominent English topographical artist James Charles Armytage (1802-97) for “Australia Illustrated” published in London circa 1874.

From the junction of Merivale and Ernest Streets, South Brisbane, looking towards North Quay. On the left is the first temporary wooden bridge before its (marine borer) collapse in 1867. The foreground Presbyterian church was in Grey Street. (Explorer/artist Thomas Baines (1820-1875) painted the same scene in oils, despite not having been to Brisbane during his time in Australia. Armytage did not come to Australia at all. The photograph was most likely supplied to them both by Richard Daintree, Agent-General for Queensland in London from 1872.) 

Approximate size of image: 155mm x 200mm (6 inches x 8 inches)

Stock Number: HE214Price: $11.00

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