Old buildings such as this always had a strong appeal for Sydney Ure Smith, who appreciated the texture of old weathered timber and the pleasant proportions of a structure designed simply for the task it has to perform. There used to be a number of such barns in the Windsor district.
from Hal Missingham, 'The etchings of Sydney Ure Smith', Ure Smith Pty. Limited, Sydney 1950
etching, printed in brown-black ink with pale plate tone on ivory laid paper
11.0 x 11.2 cm platemark; 14.9 x 17.3 cm sheet (irreg.)
Signature & date
Signed l.r., pencil "Sydney Ure Smith".
Signed within plate to print u.r. corner, "S. Ure. S.". Not dated.
Gift of Sir Kenneth Street 1962
Not on display
Referenced in 2 publications
Hal Missingham and Lionel Lindsay, The etchings of Sydney Ure Smith, Sydney, 1950, (illus.). plate no. 14; titled 'The barn', etched 1919
Anne Ryan, Australian etchings and engravings 1880s–1930s from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 2007, 35 (colour illus.). cat.no. 47