Bay St Brighton

Henry Burn

Bay St Brighton by Henry Burn

Details

Artist
Henry Burn
Title
Bay St Brighton
Year
1860
Medium
watercolour and gouache on paper
Size
15.5 x 25.5 cm
Details

signed lower right: Hen Burn 1860

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Provenance

The George Page-Cooper Collection Leonard Joel, Melbourne,
12-22 November 1967, lot 97
private collection
by descent
Sunday Fine Art Auction, Leonard Joel, Melbourne, March 2012
private collection, Melbourne

Literature

Illustrated Melbourne Post, 22 November 1862, reproduced in an engraving by Samuel Calvert p.7 & p.4 as ‘Brighton and the Bay

Further Information

Burn arrived in Melbourne in 1853 and was to depict the growing city and surrounding districts. Bay St Brighton has a beautiful luminous quality, the incidental elements of the herding sheep provoking an atmosphere of reminiscence and providing a narrative element against the details of the landscape.

Burn’s many asethical appealing views of Melbourne, are of historical interest, capturing well-known areas of Melbourne and its surrounds. Here, Bay St Brighton depicts a train, in the middle ground, on the newly opened railway line, which, from 1859, ran from Melbourne to Brighton.