Ure Smith produced some extraordinarily sensitive etchings of Sydney and its environs, including the town of Windsor, which he loved for its Georgian architecture and rustic farm buildings. In these evocative and thoughtfully composed etchings, Ure Smith's interest in the effect of light falling on various surfaces is most skilfully translated.
from Anne Ryan, 'Australian etchings and engravings 1880s–1930s from the Gallery's collection', AGNSW, Sydney 2007
etching, printed in black ink with pale plate tone on ivory laid paper
12.4 x 26.3 cm platemark; 17.6 x 28.6 cm sheet (irreg.)
Signature & date
Signed l.r., pencil "Sydney Ure Smith".
Signed and dated within plate to print l.l. corner, "S. Ure. S./ 1923".
Not on display
Referenced in 1 publication
Australian etchings and engravings 1880s–1930s from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 2007, 35 (colour illus.). cat.no. 46