Old houses, Cumberland Street
27 Jan 1851 - 27 Apr 1942
Cumberland-street, looking South
pencil, watercolour, opaque white on white watercolour paper
50.8 x 63.4 cm sheet
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Gift of the New South Wales Government 1902
Not on display
Where the work was made
Shown in 8 exhibitions
Society of Artists First Exhibition (1895), York Street Skating Rink, Sydney, 28 Sep 1895–20 Oct 1895
Exhibition of Pictures of Old Sydney (1902), Society Rooms, Union Chambers, Sydney, Mar 1902 -
Australian images: Prints, drawings and watercolours from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 22 Dec 1979–28 Jan 1980
Julian Ashton, S.H. Ervin Gallery, The Rocks, 14 Nov 1981–31 Jan 1982
Harbour hymns, city songs: visions of Sydney from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 13 Jan 1990–11 Mar 1990
Australian watercolours 1880s to 1990s:
"When I was young...": artists' impressions of childhood, Global Arts Link, Ipswich, 09 Nov 2002–02 Feb 2003
Painting The Rocks: The loss of old Sydney, Museum of Sydney, Sydney, 07 Aug 2010–28 Nov 2010
Referenced in 9 publications
Caroline Butler-Bowdon, Painting The Rocks: the loss of old Sydney, 'Painting Old Sydney: The 1902 exhibition', pg. 16-27, Sydney, 2010, 54 (colour illus., detail), 123, 125 (colour illus.).
Elwyn Lynn, The Australian landscape and its artists, Rushcutters Bay, 1977, 154 (colour illus.).
Vivienne Webb, Australian art: in the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Golden age', pg. 37-38, Sydney, 2000, 44 (colour illus.), 300.
Dinah Dysart, Julian Ashton 1851-1942, Sydney, 1982, 16. cat.no. 46
Jane de Teliga, Australian images: Prints, drawings and watercolours from the collection, Sydney, 1979, 1.
Kay Vernon, Harbour hymns, city songs: visions of Sydney from the collection, Sydney, 1990. cat.no. 5
Author Unknown, Society of Artists exhibition of pictures of Old Sydney, Sydney, Mar 1902. cat.no. 6; titled 'Cumberland-street, looking South'; priced £25
Society of Artists, Society of Artists First Exhibition 1895, Sydney, 1895. cat.no. 73
Hendrik Kolenberg, Australian watercolours 1880s to 1990s, Sydney, 1995, 19 (colour illus.), 114. cat.no. 3