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Brisbane City Botanical Gardens from River Terrace (c1886)

Brisbane City Botanical Gardens from River Terrace (c1886)

by Ashton, Julian Rossi

Gayundah, off Botanical Gardens, from River Terrace in South Brisbane. Alpha-class gunboat Gayundah was half the Queeensland Naval Defence Force in 1886 'for defence against an possible attack by the Russians'.. Old Government House, Parliament House, and the Queensland Club can be seen beyond the Botanic Gardens.

Reproduction print from a hand-coloured wood engraving by Andrew, after the sketch by prominent artist and teacher Julian Rossi Ashton (1851-1942) for the “Picturesque Atlas of Australasia” published in Sydney between 1886 and 1889 by the Honourable Andrew Garran, M.A., LL.D., M.L.C., to provide a graphic summary of Australia’s development and commemorate 100 years of settlement. J.R. Ashton left London for Australia in 1878, and was widely responsible for the promotion and appreciation of art in the early years of colonial Australia.

Image size approximately 145mm x 260mm (5.3/4 inches x 10.1/4 inches)

Stock Number: HE209Price: $11.00

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