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A view from the southern end of Farm Cove looking towards Benelong Point with a very prominent Government House directly to the left. Completed in 1843, it was built of local sandstone in the Gothic Revival style , with the typical castellated, crenellated and turreted features.

Frederick Casemero Terry, (1825-1869) was an English artist and engraver who arrived in Sydney in the early 1850's. He gained a good reputation as a water-colour artist and engraver and in 1854 his work was the basis of the illustrated book  Australian Keepsake published by Sands & Kenny in 1855. Due to a mix-up, the attribute for the drawings is assigned to Fleury. He exhibited in the Paris Exhibition in 1855 as part of a group showing of artists working in Australia.


Steel engraving.

Later hand-colour.

110 x 145 mm. Vignette.

Good condition.

Government House from the Botanical Gardens. 1854. Frederick Casemero Terry.

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