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Title

Historical interior view of Court 4 flooded after a heavy storm

April 1947

Artist

Unknown

Australia

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Sydney New South Wales Australia
    Date
    April 1947
    Media category
    Photograph
    Materials used
    gelatin silver photograph
    Dimensions
    30.5 x 38.0 cm
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    National Art Archive. Art Gallery of New South Wales Institutional Archive
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    ARC2.1.253
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Unknown

    Works in the collection

    1,094

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  • About

    On 22 April 1947 Sydney was hit by a severe storm that caused flooding throughout the city. Earlier that year a hailstorm had damaged windows at the Art Gallery of New South Wales and these had not been properly replaced. Consequently the storm in April flooded three lower courts of the Gallery 'like lakes' in the words of the director of the time. Here an attendant takes works off the walls in the aftermath of the flood.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Sydney

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