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An image of The barn by Sydney Ure Smith

Sydney Ure Smith

(Australia 09 Jan 1887 – 11 Oct 1949)

The barn
Media category
Materials used
etching, printed in brown/black ink with pale plate tone on ivory laid paper

11.0 x 11.2 cm platemark; 14.9 x 17.3 cm sheet

Signature & date
Signed l.r., pencil "Sydney Ure Smith". Signed within plate to print u.r. corner, "S. Ure. S.". Not dated.
Gift of Sir Kenneth Street 1962
Accession number
Not on display
Further information

Old buildings such as this always had a strong appeal for Sydney Ure Smith, who appreciated the texture of old weathered timber and the pleasant proportions of a structure designed simply for the task it has to perform. There used to be a number of such barns in the Windsor district.

from Hal Missingham, 'The etchings of Sydney Ure Smith', Ure Smith Pty. Limited, Sydney 1950

Bibliography (2)

Hal Missingham and Lionel Lindsay, The etchings of Sydney Ure Smith, Sydney, 1950, (illus.). plate no. 14; titled 'The barn', etched 1919

Anne Ryan, Australian etchings and engravings 1880s–1930s from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 2007, 35 (colour illus.). 47

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