297
297
J. J. HILDER
AUSTRALIAN
THE NORTHERN ROAD
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 7,800 AUD
JUMP TO LOT
297
J. J. HILDER
AUSTRALIAN
THE NORTHERN ROAD
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 7,800 AUD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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J. J. HILDER
1881-1916
AUSTRALIAN
THE NORTHERN ROAD

Provenance

Private collection, Sydney

Exhibited

A Very Private Collection, S. H. Ervin Gallery, The National Trust Centre, Sydney, 15 June - 15 July 1990, cat. 27 

Literature

Brett Hilder, Heritage of J.J. Hilder, Sydney, Ure Smith, 1966, cat. 252

Catalogue Note

The Great North Road (surveyed 1825, completed 1836) was constructed using convict labour. Up to 720 convicts - some in chains - worked on the road, which spanned 264 kms from Sydney to the settlements in the Hunter Valley. It features spectacular examples of stonework, including buttresses, culverts, bridges and twelve metre high retaining walls.
Unfortunately the road was never widely used and it was all but abandoned by the time it was completed. This painting could well be A Northern Road, September 1911.1

We are most grateful to Col Fullagar for assistance in cataloguing this work.

1. Ure Smith, S., & Stevens, B., Art of JJ Hilder, Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1918

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