In the days of old
oil on canvas
91.4 x 71.1 cm stretcher; 121.9 x 101.1 x 6.7 cm frame :
0 - Whole; 90.5 x 69.9 cm; SIGHT DIMENSION
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Not on display
Shown in 3 exhibitions
Thirteenth Annual Exhibition of the Art Society of New South Wales (1892), Society Rooms, Union Chambers, Sydney, 1892 -
World's Columbian Exposition, 1893, Jackson Park, Chicago, 01 May 1893–30 Oct 1893
Exhibition of Australian art in London (1898), Grafton Galleries, London, 02 Apr 1898–31 Jul 1898
Referenced in 14 publications
Julian Ashton., Daily telegraph, ‘National Art Gallery: The Australian Court’, Sydney, 27 Sep 1905, unknown.
Now came still evening on, Sydney, 1941, 98.
Australian artists: Some have real artistic merit and the collection is credible', Chicago Daily Tribune, 'Pictures, pg. 9, Chicago, 08 Jun 1893, 9.
The Sydney morning herald, 'Death of Frank Mahony', pg. 8, Sydney, 15 Aug 1916, 8.
Catalogue of the National Art Gallery of New South Wales 1899, Sydney, 1899, 52 (sepia illus.). cat.no. 261, Oil Paintings-Australian
Catalogue of the National Art Gallery of New South Wales 1893, Sydney, 1893, 107. cat.no. 371; titled 'As in the days of old'; Loan collection to Commissioners of the Chicago Exposition
Transformations in Australian art: The nineteenth century - landscape, colony and nation [Volume One], 'The divided meaning of 'Shearing the Rams': artists and nationalism, 1888-1895', pg. 66-106, St Leonards, 2002, 106.
The year's art 1893: a concise epitome of all matters relating to the arts of painting, sculpture, and architecture which have occurred during the year 1892, together with information respecting the events of the year 1893, 'Australia: New South Wales', pg. 205-207, London, 1893, between 206-207 (b&w line drawing).
Trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales: Minutes 1.9.1891-4.5.1898, Sydney, 1891-1898, 31 August 1892, 15 November 1892, 29 November 1892.
Catalogue of the National Art Gallery of New South Wales 1891, Sydney, 1891, Addendum. titled 'In the Days of Old'
Argus, Melbourne, 23 Oct 1896, page unknown. Cited in Leigh Astbury, 'City bushmen: the Heidelberg School and the rural mythology', Melbourne, 1985, pg. 128.
Art and architecture: Volume II, 'Australasia and Canada', pg. 29-32, Philadelphia, 1893, 32. Official illustrated publication of the art and architecture at the World's Columbian Exposition, held in Chicago in 1893.
City bushmen: the Heidelberg school and the rural mythology, Melbourne, 1985, 127 (illus.), 128.