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906396
  • Title
    Original etchings chiefly of old buildings mainly in and around Sydney, 1914-1926 / by Sydney Ure Smith
  • Creator
  • Level of description
    fonds
  • Date

    1914-1926
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    906396
  • Physical Description
    135 prints - etchings
    textual material (2 items)
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Sydney George Ure Smith (1887-1949), publisher and artist, studied art at Julian Ashton's Sydney Art School. He later became interested in etching and under the guidance of Miss Eirene Mort developed considerable skill in the technique.

    References:
    Australian Dictionary of Biography Online. http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/ (accessed January, 2011)
    Dictionary of Australian Artists Online. http://www.daao.org.au/main (accessed January, 2011)
    The etchings of Sydney Ure Smith : [introduction by Bertram Stevens]. Sydney : Art in Australia, 1921.
  • Scope and Content
    This collection of etchings by Sydney Ure Smith comprises 135 prints, arranged into 19 sets, chiefly of old buildings mainly in and around Sydney between 1914-1926. According to the entry in the Australian Dictionary of Biography Ure Smith's "... choice of subject-matter was partly an attempt to foster conservation of Australia's colonial heritage."

    DL Pd 400/Item a
    Letter from Sydney Ure Smith to William Dixson, 7 January 1916 concerning his "sets" of etchings. Letter includes a sketch of the artist at his desk with accompanying illustrated advertising envelope for "Smith & Julius illustrators ... Pitt St., Sydney"

    Set No. 01
    Original etchings, 1914-1915 / by Sydney Ure Smith

    Set No. 02
    Original etchings, 1914-1915 / by Sydney Ure Smith

    Set No. 03
    Original etchings, 1914-1915 / by Sydney Ure Smith

    Set No. 04
    Original etchings, 1914-1916 / by Sydney Ure Smith

    Set No. 05
    Original etchings, 1914-1916 / by Sydney Ure Smith

    Set No. 06
    Original etchings, 1914-1917 / by Sydney Ure Smith

    Set No. 07
    Original etchings, 1914-1918 / by Sydney Ure Smith

    Set No. 08
    Original etchings, 1914-1919 / by Sydney Ure Smith

    Set No. 09
    Original etchings, 1919 / by Sydney Ure Smith

    Set No. 10
    Original etchings, 1914-1919 / by Sydney Ure Smith

    Set No. 11
    Original etchings, 1920 / by Sydney Ure Smith

    Set No. 12
    Original etchings, 1921 / by Sydney Ure Smith

    Set No. 13
    Original etchings, 1921-1922 / by Sydney Ure Smith

    Set No. 14
    Original etchings, 1922 / by Sydney Ure Smith

    Set No. 15
    Original etchings, 1922 / by Sydney Ure Smith

    Set No. 16
    Original etchings, 1923 / by Sydney Ure Smith

    Set No. 17
    Original etchings, 1924 / by Sydney Ure Smith

    Set No. 18
    Original etching, 1926 / by Sydney Ure Smith

    Set No. 19
    Original etchings, 1926 / by Sydney Ure Smith

    Unidentified Set No
    Wooloomooloo [i.e. Woolloomooloo, 1919] / Sydney Ure Smith
  • Source
    Bequeathed by Sir William Dixson, 1952
  • General note

    Transferred from Spencer List number: 1P.
    Catalogued and indexed separately at DL Pd 400-517; DL Pe 146-164.

    Letter from Sydney Ure Smith to William Dixson, 7 January 1916, transferred from DL MSV file, 15 June 2012
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