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446603
  • Title
    [Sydney Public Library, 1931] / oil painting by Normand Henry Baker
  • Creator
  • Call number
    DG 354
    Status: On display – Paintings from the Collection, Room 2, South Wall, no. 207
  • Level of description
    fonds
  • Date

    1931
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    446603
  • Physical Description
    1 painting - oil - visible image 91.5 x 79.5 cm. (inside frame)
  • Collection history
    Purchased from Normand Baker's mother, Mrs H. [Millicent] Baker
  • Scope and Content
    This painting depicts the reading room of the Public Library building on the corner of Bent and Macquarie Streets, which closed in 1942.
  • Collection history
    Purchased from Normand Baker's mother, Mrs H. [Millicent] Baker
  • Source
    Purchased from Mrs H. [Millicent] Baker, 1963
  • Copying Conditions
    Copyright status:: In copyright - Life of Artist plus 70 years
    Copyright holder:: Normand Baker's assignee
    Approval for reproduction required:
    Please acknowledge: : Dixson Galleries, State Library of New South Wales and Courtesy copyright holder
  • Description source

    No title on work. This painting was exhibited in the Royal Art Society of NSW annual exhibition in 1931, with the title Sydney Public Library. It was noted as being for sale at 200 guineas.
    The painting was favourably noted in the Sydney Morning Herald review of the exhibition on 1 August 1931.
  • General note

    The painting was also exhibited in the Art Gallery of NSW exhibition of 150 years of Australian Art, in 1938. It was also reproduced in Art in Australia, in March 1938, in an issue which celebrated the exhibition.
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