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Title

Memento of the first conversazione held by the New South Wales Academy of Art on 7 August 1871

1871

Artist

John Hubert Newman

Australia

1830 – 1916

  • Details

    Date
    1871
    Media category
    Photograph
    Materials used
    carte-de-visite with gelatin silver photograph on card
    Dimensions
    9.0 x 6.0 cm image; 10.5 x 6.5 cm sheet
    Credit
    National Art Archive. Art Gallery of New South Wales Institutional Archive
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    ARC13.6.5
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    John Hubert Newman

    Works in the collection

    3

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  • About

    The first event held by the New South Wales Academy of Art in the year it was established was a 'conversazione', held on 7 August 1871. This carte-de-visite was produced as a memento or souvenir of this event. The work of art illustrated on the front of the card was the statue of 'Highland Mary' by B E Spence. This statue was on display during the conversazione, on loan from Judge Josephson, who had purchased it directly from the sculptor. The work was eventually gifted to the Art Gallery of New South Wales by Judge Josephson. It was later deaccessioned by the Gallery and sold in 1958 to Lady Lloyd Jones. However, it was gifted again to the Gallery on request by Lady Lloyd Jones in 1982.

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