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Title

Study of a dog - opening of Centennial Park

1890


Artist

Frank Mahony

Australia, England

1862 - 28 Jun 1916


About

Sydney's Centennial Park opened to the public on Australia Day 1888 as part of the celebrations to mark a hundred years of British settlement. According to the 'Sydney Morning Herald' on 27 January 1888:

'Until yesterday the Centennial Park was, even to Sydney residents, almost a "terra incognita", heard of only dimly, through the occasional reports which have appeared in the press with regard to the progress of the work; but now, for the first time, the public, who after all really pay for the park, have been admitted to full and free possession of their great national property'.

This drawing was once owned by CES Tindall (1863-1951), a watercolourist best remembered fro his marine paintings.

excerpt from Hendrik Kolenberg, Anne Ryan and Patricia James, '19th century Australian watercolours, drawings & pastels in the Gallery's collection', Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2005


Details


Other Titles

Study of a dog - opening of Centennial Park, Sydney

Opening of Centennial Park


Place where the work was made

Sydney New South Wales Australia


Date

1890


Media category

Watercolour


Materials used

pencil, watercolour, white gouache


Dimensions

39.1 x 26.7 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.l., mauve watercolour "FRAnk. P. MAHONY/ Jan/90".


Credit

Purchased 1934


Location

Not on display


Accession number

17


Artist information

Frank Mahony

Works in the collection

16


Place

Where the work was made
Sydney

Shown in 6 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 7 publications

Bibliography


Jane de Teliga, Australian images: Prints, drawings and watercolours from the collection, Sydney, 1979, 7.

Hendrik Kolenberg, Anne Ryan and Patricia James, 19th century Australian watercolours, drawing and pastels from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 2005, 96, 97 (colour illus.).

Hendrik Kolenberg., Nineteenth century Australian watercolours from the collection, 'Introduction', Sydney, 1991. not paginated, cat.no. 41; titled 'Study of a dog - opening of Centennial Park, Sydney

Hendrik Kolenberg, Look, 'Australian images from the past: whether rarely seen or familiar, these works move and delight us', pg. 24-27, Sydney, Apr 2005, 26 (colour illus.).

Lionel Lindsay, 150 years of Australian art, Sydney, 1938. cat.no. 698

Hal Missingham, A retrospective exhibition of Australian painting, Sydney, 1953. cat.no. 9

National Art Gallery of New South Wales, An historical survey of Australian watercolour painting, Australian Commonwealth Jubilee celebrations 1951, Sydney, 1951. cat.no. 9