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Title

The Byeway, from the album A portfolio of art photographs

1917


Artist

Cecil Bostock

Australia

1884 - 1939


About

The photograph in the portfolio titled 'The Byeway' was taken in Matthew Place, a small alley linking Upper Fort Street and Princes Street, two residential streets in The Rocks, Sydney. The alley and its surrounding streets were demolished after 1926 to make way for the southern approaches to the Harbour Bridge. Matthew Place is also the subject of an etching by Sydney Ure Smith. 1

1. Charles H Bertie 'Old Colonial By-ways' Art in Australia Ltd, Sydney 1928 plate 45


Details


Date

1917


Media categories

Photograph , Album


Materials used

gelatin silver photograph


Edition

17/25


Dimensions

15.3 x 7.6 cm image/sheet


Signature & date

Signed l.r. leaf 1, pencil "C.W. Bostock". Signed label inside front cover, pencil "...Cecil W Bostock". Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Mrs Eleanor Morris 1977


Location

Not on display


Accession number

163.1977.1


Artist information

Cecil Bostock

Works in the collection

24


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Natasha Bullock (Curator), Soft shadows and sharp lines: Australian photography from Cazneaux to Dupain, Sydney, 2002. no pagination or catalogue numbers

Gael Newton, Australian Pictorial Photography, Melbourne, 1979, 16. cat.no. 3