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Title

Historical exterior view of Clark's Assembly Hall on Elizabeth Street in 1848

1962

Artist

Joseph Fowles

1810 – 1878

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Sydney New South Wales Australia
    Date
    1962
    Media category
    Reproduction
    Dimensions
    28.0 x 21.5 cm
    Credit
    National Art Archive. Art Gallery of New South Wales Institutional archive
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    ARC2.2.7
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Joseph Fowles

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    In 1875 the Gallery's art collection was housed for the first time in Clark's New Assembly Hall on Elizabeth Street. This image shows the exterior of the Old Assembly Hall in 1848, as engraved on copper-plate by Joseph Fowles. Fowles' original publication was released in facsimile in 1962 by the publishing house Ure Smith Pty Ltd, from where this image was taken. Although this image has often been reproduced to illustrate the building in which the Gallery's collection was first housed, Clark’s Assembly Hall was replaced by Clark’s New Assembly Hall, circa 1857, on what is later identified as the site of the Royal Society Building, 5 Elizabeth Street.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Sydney

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication