Panoramic Photograph of Sydney Harbour, from the Heads to the Parramatta. John Paine, J. P.
Panoramic Photograph of Sydney Harbour, from the Heads to the Parramatta.
Panoramic Photograph of Sydney Harbour, from the Heads to the Parramatta.
Panoramic Photograph of Sydney Harbour, from the Heads to the Parramatta.
Panoramic Photograph of Sydney Harbour, from the Heads to the Parramatta.

Panoramic Photograph of Sydney Harbour, from the Heads to the Parramatta.

Sydney: ca. 1880. Albumen photograph in 5 panels, each measuring approx. 8 x 5 1/4", totaling 39". Going from left to right, these are captioned Neutral Bay, Milson's Point, Lavender Bay, Panorama of Sydney & Harbour, Darling Harbour, Berry's Bay & Parramatta River. All have the notation of the photographer, "J.P." on the print. The vantage point is near or possibly on Holtermann's Tower.

Paine started working as a photographer in 1869 in Tamworth, NSW, and moved to Sydney on his marriage to Mary Baker in 1874. In 1875, his work was praised in the Sydney Morning Herald; he exhibited photographs at the Sydney International Exhibition in 1879, winning a silver medal of the 1st degree of merit; he exhibited at the International Colonial & Industrial Exhibition, Amsterdam, 1883; he was in New Guinea with the Australian Squadron in 1884; he exhibited International Exhibition Calcutta in 1885, winning a silver medal with 1st class certificate with his harbour photographs praised; he exhibited at the Colonial & Indian Exhibition, London in 1886.

[Extract from "John Paine landscape photographs, c. 1880", Catherine Snowden, Alison Lea & Christa Ludlow. [Sydney] : Historic Photograph Collection of Macleay Museum, University of Sydney, 1984].

An uncommon Sydney panorama; although the individual views are recorded, we could not locate a copy of the panorama on Trove in either the National Library or the State Library of New South Wales. Archivally restored, with a small tear repaired and one border with a slightly wavy edge, backed on acid free paper. Bright impressions. Item #17239

Price: $5,000.00

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