Edward Baker Boulton
Sunset, Sydney Harbour from Darling Point Road, 1878
Initialled lower left ‘E. B. B’ Inscribed with title in mount Old label verso with title In period gilt frame
32.6 x 45.8 cm
$9,500.00 including GST
'Sunset, Sydney Harbour' is a fine example of sublime landscape painting in colonial Australia. It is also one of Edward Barkes Boulton’s major works. It was painted from a spot just outside St Mark's church in Darling Point and it’s possible that this inspired the painter to treat the subject with such a sublime, even religious, feeling.
A similar (albeit darker) view is illustrated in Edward Baker Boulton - Australia's Forgotten Artist by John H Edwards (page 62). It is titled 'Rushcutters Bay from St Canice, Darling Point c1875'.
St Canice (also known as Annandale) opposite St Mark's Church was built by Edward Butler (1823-79), Attorney General of NSW in the 1860s. It is now the Jean Colvin Hospital in Loftus Street, Darling Point. The prominent land formations are Garden Island (which in the 1940s was joined to the mainland) and to the left, Elizabeth Bay.