Edith Blacket

Edith Blacket (1844- 1928)

Blacket was the eldest daughter of prominent Sydney architect Edmund Thomas Blacket (1817-1883). Born into a family of wealth, Edith’s artistic training would have been an integral part of her education. It is likely that she was simply an amateur artist depicting her local surroundings. There are sketchbooks and watercolours surviving by her in the Mitchell Library NSW. The Mitchell Library also has a photograph after one of her drawings of the family home in Glebe, which was designed and built by her father.