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Study of a dog - opening of Centennial Park



Frank Mahony

Australia, England

1862 – 28 Jun 1916

  • 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
    Media category
    Materials used
    pencil, watercolour, white gouache
    39.1 x 26.7 cm sheet; frame 63.5 x 48.5 x 3.0 cm
    Signature & date

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

    Purchased 1934
    Not on display
    Accession number

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Frank Mahony

    Works in the collection


  • 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

  • Places

    Where the work was made


  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 8 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 7 publications

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