# 40306

BAYLISS, Charles (1850-1897)

Panorama of the Georges Head Battery and Sydney Harbour, looking across to North and South Head, 1874-75.

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Two albumen print photographs, in identical 220 x 290 mm format, window-mounted side-by-side to form a contiguous two-part panorama; some light creasing, else very good condition.

Two large-format prints forming a panorama of the Georges Head Battery looking east toward the Heads, and capturing the spectacular sweep of the harbour in the middle ground.

Bayliss was probably commissioned by Bernard Otto Holtermann to take these photographs relatively soon after the military fortifications were completed in 1873, and some time before the famous mammoth-plate panorama of Sydney from the North Shore – the so-called Holtermann Panorama – which Bayliss made for his patron in 1875.

Attribution based on the AGNSW descriptions of the two prints (Accession no. 268.2011).