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Wet evening, George Street, Sydney



A Henry Fullwood


15 Mar 1863 - 01 Oct 1930


In this drawing the former Sydney General Post Office building is on the left with the tower of the Town Hall in the distance. The related oil painting is in the collection of the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth.

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




Media category


Materials used

charcoal, white pastel and stump


100.5 x 71.7 cm sight; 141.5 x 112.5 x 2.5 cm frame

Signature & date

Signed l.r., charcoal "A.Hy. Fullwood/ ...". Not dated.


Purchased 1898


Not on display

Accession number


Artist information

A Henry Fullwood

Works in the collection


Shown in 7 exhibitions

Exhibition history

Referenced in 14 publications


Betty Currie, Girolamo Pieri Nerli (1863-1926), Melbourne, 1976, 15, 27, 28, (illus.).

Alan Davies, Judith Ainge and Howard Tanner, An Edwardian summer: Sydney & beyond through the lens of Arthur Wigram Allen, 'Sydney at the dawn of the Edwardian era', pg. 33, Sydney, 2010, 32 (colour illus.).

Michael Dunn, Nerli: an Italian painter in the South Pacific, Auckland, 2005, 27.

Peter Emmett, Sydney: metropolis, suburb, harbour, 'Metropolis', pg. 13-70, Glebe, 2000, 34 (colour illus.).

Peter Emmett, Metropolis, Glebe, 1999. Exhibition guide, brochure format.

George Galway, Fifty years of Australian art 1879-1929, New South Wales, 1929, 69 (illus.).

Hendrik Kolenberg, 19th century Australian watercolours, drawing and pastels from the Gallery's collection, 'Introduction', pg. 6-16, Sydney, 2005, 15, 138, 139 (colour illus.).

William Moore, The story of Australian art from the earliest known art of the continent to the art of today (Vol. 1), 'Sydney in the eighties and nineties', pg. 232-246, Sydney, 1934, opposite 234 (illus.).

Royal Art Society of New South Wales, Art Society of New South Wales Spring Exhibition Catalogue (1889), Sydney, 1889. 12

Royal Art Society of New South Wales, Art Society of New South Wales Autumn Exhibition 1889: watercolours & drawings, Sydney, 1889, 13 (illus., pen and ink drawing). 17; inscribed 'Sketch for painting in progress'

S.H. Ervin Gallery and Wollongong Art Gallery, A Henry Fullwood in Australia, Sydney, 1984. 6

DH Souter., Art and Architecture (Vol. 3, No. 1), 'AH Fullwood, landscapist, being a review of his Australian work', Sydney, 1906, opposite 6 (illus.).

Kay Vernon, Harbour hymns, city songs: visions of Sydney from the collection, Sydney, 1990. 16

Editor Unknown (Editor), The Sydney Morning Herald, 'The Art Society's Exhibition', pg. 4, Sydney, 13 Dec 1890, 4.