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Lucien Henry, Public Park Fountain,
Hippocampus and waratah,

Watercolour over pencil, circa 1890.

Henry designed this Islamic-style
pleasure dome in the shape of a giant
red waratah bloom.
At its centre is a fountain.

Copyright: Powerhouse Museum, Sydney.

Lucien Henry, Wrought Iron
and Enamelled Bronze Gate,

Watercolour over pencil, 1889-91.

Henry's arched gate proposed
for the Botanic Gardens,
formed by squaring a double circle,
sprouts waratahs with rude rococo extravagance.

Copyright: Powerhouse Museum, Sydney.

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