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  • Title
    Clyde Street, c.1901 / Sydney Long
  • Creator
  • Call number
    ML 318
  • Level of description
  • Date

    before 1901
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
  • Issue Copy
  • Physical Description
    1 painting - 77.5 x 64.1 cm. in frame 114.3 x 99.1 cm. - oil in varnished, pressed wood frame
  • Source
    Transfer from National Art Gallery of New South Wales, 1920
  • Access Conditions

    Access to this pictures collection via appointment only. Please submit your request through Ask a Librarian
  • Copying Conditions
    Copyright status:: In copyright - Life of artist plus 70 years.
    Copyright holder:: Ophthalmic Research Institute of Australia (ORIA)
    Research & study copies allowed: Commercial use requires permission of copyright holder
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales and Courtesy Ophthalmic Research Institute of Australia (ORIA)
  • General note

    Undated. Dated from purchase date (1902)(see National Art Gallery of NSW - Catalogue ... 1875-1952. Syd., 1953. ML ref. 759.0829/4, p.127) and demolition of Clyde Street c.1901
    Inscription on frame reads 'Old Sydney Clyde Street Syd Long. Presented by the Government of N.S.W. per the Hon. E.W. O'Sullivan, M.P. Minister for Works'. The painting was purchased in 1902 by the NSW Government for the Art Gallery; it was transferred to the Library in 1920.
    "Clyde Street is no longer on the city map. Built in the 1830s, it ran south-west to Darling Harbour from near the current intersection of Argyle Place and Kent Street, Millers Point. Predominantly residential, it was part of a densely populated neighbourhood where even dilapidated houses were in great demand due to their proximity to work at the Darling Harbour wharves and goods yards. After the outbreak of bubonic plague in 1900, it was among the streets selected for cleansing operations and was subsequently resumed and demolished by the Sydney Harbour Trust in 1901."

    Sydney Harbour: Seldom Scene exhibition guide, 2007
    Digital order no:Album ID : 825792
  • Subject
  • Topic
  • Place
  • Exhibited in
    Sydney Harbour : Seldom Scene
    Old Sydney: The Rocks and Millers Point
    Sydney Long
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