# 5039

PAINE, John (attributed)


$175.00 AUD

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Circa 1880. Albumen print photograph, 180 x 110 mm, image 90 x 125 mm, laid down on its original album leaf of thick card, no photographer's imprint, contemporary manuscript caption in French to lower margin of the mount: 'Palais de l'Exposition'; a strong print in good condition. 

The Garden Palace, built to house the Sydney International Exhbition of 1879, was destroyed by fire in 1882. This view shows the Macquarie Street entrance, and was probably taken in late 1879 or early 1880. The photograph came with a group of albumen prints collected by a French traveller who visited Melbourne and Sydney around 1880.