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View from Craigend looking over Government House and Domain 1845

By George Edwards Peacock

Craigend, one of the earliest and grandest villas on the Darlinghurst ridge, was designed by the talented Surveyor General Sir Thomas Mitchell in 1829, although he only lived on the property for 10 years. When this painting was made, the property was owned by solicitor George John Rogers. The painting surveys Craigend’s garden, with its many introduced plants, and looks across to the new Government House and Macquarie Street. Craigend was demolished in 1921 to make room for a new subdivision.

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Collection Item Type:
Oil on canvas
Call Number:
DL 14
Published date:
1845
On display:
Exhibition Galleries
Copyright Information:

Out of copyright: Creator died before 1955

Please acknowledge: Dixson Library, State Library of New South Wales

Display Location:
Exhibition Galleries
Historical Dates
Started Wednesday, 1 January 1845
Finished Wednesday, 31 December 1845
Started Wednesday, 1 January 1845
Finished Wednesday, 31 December 1845
Started Wednesday, 1 January 1845
Finished Wednesday, 31 December 1845