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Sydney Heads (From Georges Head Looking East NSW)

Date: 1878
Dimensions:
Sheet: 217 x 266 mm
Overall: 217 x 266 mm, 0.01 kg
Image: 155 x 207 mm
Medium: Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Art
Object Name: Lithograph
Object No: 00027552
Place Manufactured:Sydney

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    Description
    This lithograph originates from a twenty two chromolithograph work entitled the 'New South Wales Album' which was prepared by brilliant lithographic draftsman and artist Robert Wendel. It was published in Sydney by Troedel & Co. in 1878. It depicts Georges Head, Sydney as it would have appeared during this period (together with part of its fortifications).
    SignificanceThis lithograph represents a relatively accurate and, therefore, invaluable artistic portrait of Georges Head, Sydney as it would have appeared circa. 1878. It is a highly useful artefact and source that is well worth consulting with regard to Sydney's colonial and military history.
    HistoryThis lithograph originates from a twenty two chromolithograph work entitled the 'New South Wales Album' which was prepared by brilliant lithographic draftsman and artist Robert Wendel. It was published in Sydney by Troedel & Co. in 1878.

    In a way the 'New South Wales Album' formed a fitting sequel to the 'Melbourne Album'; a collection of twenty four lithographs, the production of which was overseen by German-born lithographer Charles Trödel in 1863. In 1865, Trödel issued a series of twelve chromolithographs by Nicholas Chevalier, for which he was awarded a medal at the 1866 Melbourne Intercolonial Exhibition for having 'successfully introduced chromolithography to Victoria.' He later founded Troedel & Co. and spent a period of time in Sydney, where this particular work was produced.

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    Lithographer: Robert Wendel

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