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Title

Entrance, old Colonial Treasury

1916


Artist

Sydney Ure Smith

Australia

09 Jan 1887 - 11 Oct 1949


About

This work was catalogued in two 1920 publications on Ure Smith's etchings as 'Entrance Old Colonial Treasury' and in a 1950 publication as 'Entrance, old Colonial treasury, Lang St'. Different impressions have been inscribed with other titles by the artist, including this impression. All three catalogues were published by Ure Smith's publishing company, Art in Australia.

The 1920 catalogues note: 'This interesting old building was the Colonial Treasury of the early fifties. The lower portion is now used by the 'Freeman's Journal' '

The 1950 catalogue notes: 'Erected in 1824 by Mr Wm. Cox; the first occupant was Sir William Balcombe, the first Colonial Treasurer, who took up his abode and business there in 1824'.

Refs: 'The etchings of Sydney Ure Smith' Art in Australia, Sydney, 1920 plate 27, p.20; 'Catalogue of etchings of Sydney Ure Smith' (Art in Australia), limited edition printed by hand at Smith & Julius Art Studios, Sydney 1920 plate 27, p.22; 'The etchings of Sydney Ure Smith' Ure Smith miniature series, Sydney 1950 plate 10


Details


Other Titles

Doorway Freeman's Journal Lang St.

Entrance, old Colonial Treasury, Lang St

Old Colonial Treasury


Date

1916


Media category

Print


Materials used

etching, printed in black ink with pale plate tone on cream laid paper


Edition

13/30


Dimensions

22.2 x 10.7 cm platemark; 28.3 x 17.4 cm sheet (irreg.)


Signature & date

Signed l.r. below image, pencil "Sydney Ure Smith".
Signed and dated in plate to print l.r. corner, "S. Ure. S./ APRIL 1916".


Credit

Gift of B.J. Waterhouse 1958


Location

Not on display


Accession number

9712


Artist information

Sydney Ure Smith

Works in the collection

93


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history