Object Title
The 'Castle' - Sydenham at West Street
Object Name
Drawing
Artist/Maker
R. D. Wilson
Materials
Paper --Charcoal --Ink
Catalogue Number
2016.001.052
Dimensions

l: 50.8 cm x w: 63.5 cm

Description

This is a charcoal and ink drawing of a stone house. It is surrounded by a gardens and trees. The house is made of stone, and has a Gothic details like a parapet, stylized chimneys, and cornices. There is a wall coming from the left of the house off to the side. The artist's signatures and title is written in the lower left corner. There is a red 23 in the bottom left corner, below the other writing. The reverse side of the paper is plain.

History

McIntosh Castle is said to have been the first major project for architect John Power, construction started in 1852 for Donald McIntosh, a ship owner. It was completed by successive owners, and the tower was added after 1878. The building is a Gothic Revival village built on an L-shaped plan with the octagonal tower set in its corner.