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An image of The Byeway by Cecil Bostock

Cecil Bostock

(Australia 1884 – 1939)

The Byeway, from the album A portfolio of art photographs
Media categories
Photograph, Album
Materials used
gelatin silver photograph

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.
Gift of Mrs Eleanor Morris 1977
Accession number
Not on display
Further information

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

Bibliography (2)

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. 3

Exhibition history (2)

Australian Pictorial Photography:

Soft Shadows and Sharp Lines: Australian photography from Cazneaux to Dupain, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 30 Sep 2002–17 Nov 2002