Courtesy of Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales | Licence: Out of copyright
Courtesy of Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales | Licence: Out of copyright

f.7. St. Phillips [ie Philips] Church Sydney

1809

George William Evans

From the collection

Title

f.7. St. Phillips [ie Philips] Church Sydney

Date

1809

Description

10.5 x 20.6 cm

"The Front of Sydney Church / New South Wales. 1809." -- inscribed in ink on reverse at top left

Album details: Series 01: Australian paintings by J.W. Lewin, G.P. Harris, G.W. Evans and others, 1796-1809 [32 watercolours]
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Location

St Philip's Church, Sydney, Australia

Country

Continent

Location Accuracy

Pinpoint

Tww Comment

This is the oldest Anglican church parish in Australia, established in June 1793. The first building was a wattle and daub construction that was burned by convicts in 1798. This painting depicts the second building, which was in use from 1810 to 1856 and had the dubious distinction of being dubbed 'the ugliest church in Christendom'. The current, Victorian Gothic church was built between 1848 and 1856; the architect Edmund Blacket based his designs on Magdalen Tower in Oxford.

Credits

Image Credit

Courtesy of Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales

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