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  • Title
    Part of Sydney & St James' Church from the square called the Race Course, 1844 / Jacob Janssen (attributed)
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  • Physical Description
    1 drawing - watercolour - visible image 8.5 x 12.5 cm
  • Collection history
    Formerly held in the family collection of Lawrence James (Larry Adler) from 1931-1988 Reference: Library correspondence file
  • Scope and Content
    The perspective of this drawing looks northward from the corner of what is now Park Street and College Street, Sydney. In the foreground is the line of College Street with the fenced, cleared area of the Race Course (Hyde Park) to its left and another empty area to the right where St Mary's Cathedral now stands. In the distance is St James Church, Hyde Park Barracks, the Supreme Court building, and other buildings in the vicinity of Elizabeth and Macquarie Street.
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Artist died before 1955
    Please acknowledge:: Mitchell library, State Library of New South Wales
  • Description source

    Title and date of drawing taken from inscription on verso of drawing
  • General note

    Another version of the same view (at call number SSV / 81), dated 1847 and attributed to either Jacob Janssen or Charles Roduis, includes some details which are not featured in this work. These include people in and around the race course; a horse drawn vehicle travelling along the main road and a Norfolk Pine at the end of the road.
    Digital order no:c022110001
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    Inscribed on verso: 'Part of Sydney & St James' Church from the square called the Race Course 1844'
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