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P2239 Lithograph, 'Burning of the Garden Palace, Sydney', paper, Gibbs Shallard & Company, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1882. Click to enlarge.

Lithograph 'Burning of the Garden Palace, Sydney'

Made
This lithograph shows a view of the burning Garden Palace from Macquarie Street and was a supplement to the ‘Illustrated Sydney News’ dated 25 October 1882.

The Garden Palace was built to house the Sydney International Exhibition between 17 September 1879 – 20 April 1880. Designed by Government architect James Barnet it contained over a million metres of timber, 2.5 million bricks and 220 tonnes of galvanised corrugated iron. The building had a cathedral-like cruciform design, showcasing a …

Summary

Object No.

P2239

Object Statement

Lithograph, 'Burning of the Garden Palace, Sydney', paper, Gibbs Shallard & Company, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1882

Physical Description

Lithograph, 'Burning of the Garden Palace, Sydney', paper, made by Gibbs Shallard & Company, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1882

A view of the burning of the Garden Palace during the evening, from across Macquarie Street. The building occupies the entire centre of the vista, with the harbour in the background. Flames pour out from the roof line and from some windows along the entire length of the building and reach a height that is almost to the top of the dome. The predominant colours of the lithograph are orange, blue/grey, beige, rusty brown with lines in grey. The title of the lithograph is underneath the image and the words 'Supplement to the Illustrated Sydney News October 25 1882' are above the image. The name of the printer is underneath the image in the lower left corner.

Marks

Printed in lower left corner, in black 'GIBBS, SHALLARD & CO., CHROMO-LITHOGRAPHERS, SYDNEY.'

Dimensions

Height

440 mm

Width

572 mm

Production

Notes

The lithograph was made by Gibbs Shallard & Company, Sydney in 1882. This company worked in publishing, printing and lithography and were the publishers of the Sydney Illustrated News between 1881 and 1894.

History

Notes

The lithograph was issued as a supplement to the 'Illustrated Sydney News', October 25 1882.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Richard Thomas Baker, 1906

Acquisition Date

30 April 1906

Cite this Object

Harvard

Lithograph 'Burning of the Garden Palace, Sydney' 2022, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 19 August 2022, <https://ma.as/321687>

Wikipedia

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