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Historical interior view of Sunday visitors to the National Art Gallery of New South Wales

06 April 1889


Julian Ashton

England, Australia

27 Jan 1851 – 27 Apr 1942

  • Details

    Other Title
    Sunday in the Sydney Art Gallery
    Place where the work was made
    Sydney New South Wales Australia
    06 April 1889
    Media category
    Materials used
    gelatin silver photograph of a wood engraving
    16.8 x 21.9 cm
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    National Art Archive. Art Gallery of New South Wales Institutional Archive
    Not on display
    Accession number

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    Artist information
    Julian Ashton

    Works in the collection


  • About

    The National Art Gallery of New South Wales was incorporated by act of parliament in the year this wood engraving was made. Julian Ashton, the artist who designed it, was a trustee at the time. The Domain was a popular recreational site for the residents of Sydney, particularly on Sundays, when they would come to hear the soap-box speakers scattered around the Domain and visit the gallery. This image shows the gallery crowded with visitors. The Annual Report for 1899 records that 243,998 people visited the gallery in this year: averaging 496 on weekdays and 1,700 on Sundays. This image was illustrated in the ‘Illustrated Australian News’ on 6 April 1889, p.53.

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    Where the work was made


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