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  • Title
    Picnic at The Rocks, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Garrison Church and Lower Fort Street from Observatory Hill, 1952 by Roland Wakelin
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  • Call number
    ML 1169
    Status: On display – Paintings from the Collection, Room 1, North Wall, no. 64
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  • Type of material
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  • Issue Copy
  • Physical Description
    1 painting - oil on canvas - 71 x 89.2 cm. - in wooden frame, 87 x 105 cm. (made by Jim Crofts Framing Studio, Bondi Junction, 1997)
  • Copying Conditions
    In copyright:
    Copyright holder:: Estate of Roland Wakelin
    Please acknowledge:: Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales and Courtesy Estate of Roland Wakelin
  • General note

    Wakelin painted the Sydney Harbour Bridge in several major works, including two from the late-1920s (now in the Art Gallery of New South Wales and the Queensland Art Gallery (the latter sold at Sotheby's Fine Australian Paintings Sale, Melbourne, 22 August 1994, lot 120). A later work from a similar vantage point to 'Picnic at Ths Rocks' is dated 1958 and is in the Art Gallery of New South Wales (illus. in The Sydney Harbour Bridge 1932-1982: a golden anniversary celebration / Ursula Prunster. Sydney: Angus & Robertson in assoc. with the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 1982, no. 39, p. 79)

    A photograph by Robert Pearce from a similar viewpoint appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald, 28 April 1998, p. 3
    Digital order no:a1528074
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    Signed and dated in black brushpoint lower right 'R. Wakelin '52'
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  • Exhibited in

    Sydney Harbour : Seldom Scene - State Library of New South Wales (5 March - 27 March, 2007)
    Harbour Views - State Library of New South Wales (March, 2014 - October, 2014)
    Paintings from the Collection - State Library of New South Wales (October, 2018 - )
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