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Title

Architectural plan for the National Art Gallery of New South Wales showing proposed completed building, with elevation towards the harbour, side elevation and a cross section of galleries

22 Jul 1896

Artist

Walter Vernon

Australia

11 Aug 1846 - 17 Jan 1914

  • Details

    Date
    22 Jul 1896
    Media category
    Drawing
    Materials used
    watercolour and ink on cardboard
    Dimensions
    45.5 x 68.0 cm
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.r. corner, ink, "W L Vernon/Govt Arch/22.7.96"

    Credit
    National Art Archive. Art Gallery of New South Wales Institutional archive
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    ARC1.76.29
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Walter Vernon

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    The first plans by Government Architect Walter Liberty Vernon for the National Art Gallery of New South Wales were submitted to the Gallery's trustees in 1895.This plan, drawn up in the following year, shows the elevation of the Gallery towards the harbour.This part of Vernon's design was never completed. During the Great Depression it was suggested that it be completed as the George V Memorial Wing. The Government Architect at the time, Edwin Evan Smith, submitted a design for the wing in 1932 (ARC1.76.71).

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