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King Street Towards St James, Sydney C.1847
South Head Road, Sydney Showing Clovelly and Watsons Bay, c. 1850

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George Roberts was born in Tunbridge Wells, England c1800. A watercolourist and theatre scene-painter, he migrated to Sydney in about 1840 with his family, and worked there as a theatrical scene-painter, artist and carpenter. His watercolours, dating from the 1840s to the 1860s include views of the Sydney Botanical Gardens, Mrs Macquarie's Chair and the Military Barracks, Wynyard, Oxford Street, leading up to Victoria Barracks, Glenmore Road, and Rushcutter's Bay. He died in Sydney in 1865 while watching a theatre performance.

Since 1970 we have recorded only one work being sold at auction by this artist, which was in 1988.

George Roberts is listed in the following standard biographical references:

  • Kerr, Joan. Dictionary of Australian Artists, Painters, Sketchers, Photographers and Engravers to 1870. Oxford University Press, Australia, 1993. Page 672
  • Dictionary of Australian Artists Online, an online resource for biographical data about Australian artists, designers, craftspeople and curators.
  • The Find New Zealand Artists web site: a database of artist names that directs researchers to the rich resources found in New Zealand's libraries, art society exhibition histories and published sources.
  • Australian Prints + Printmaking, a database listing printmaking artists from Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific region based on the print collection of the National Gallery of Australia.

Artists' Resale Royalty

Could the second and subsequent works by this artist sold after June 9, 2010 for over $1,000 be liable for the Artists' Resale Royalty? More info…

No, ineligible. The artist has been deceased for more than 70 years.

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