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Title

The barn


Artist

Sydney Ure Smith

Australia

09 Jan 1887 - 11 Oct 1949


About

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


Details


Date

(1919)


Media category

Print


Materials used

etching, printed in brown/black ink with pale plate tone on ivory laid paper


Edition

38/50


Dimensions

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.


Credit

Gift of Sir Kenneth Street 1962


Location

Not on display


Accession number

DA79.1962


Artist information

Sydney Ure Smith

Works in the collection

47


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


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.). cat.no. 47