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  • Title
    Macquarie Street, Sydney, ca. 1916-1935 / painted by Frank [Frances] Payne
  • Creator
  • Call number
    ML 1504
    Status: On display – Paintings from the Collection, Room 1, West Wall, no. 56
  • Level of description
  • Date

    ca. 1916-1935
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
  • Physical Description
    1 painting - oil on board - visible image 39 x 30 cm, in frame

    Frances Payne (1885-1976), artist and illustrator, also known as Frank Payne, Mrs Clinton, Francis Mallalieu Payne.
  • Collection history
    Private collection, United Kingdom.
  • Scope and Content
    Painting shows city terraces and streetscape with pedestrians on Macquarie Street. It depicts the Horbury Terraces at centre, and the Wyoming building on the far left. The grassy area, in foreground, is where the slip road from Shakespeare Place to Macquarie Street is now located, near the Mitchell Library.
  • Copying Conditions
    Copyright status:: In copyright - Life of creator plus 70 years
    Copyright holder:: Frances Payne
    Rights and Restrictions Information:: No reproduction without prior written approval of copyright holder
    Please acknowledge:: Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales and Courtesy Frances Payne
  • Description source

    Title taken from Bonhams Auction Catalogue, 7 June 2016.
  • General note

    The Horbury Terraces, are colonial city terraces that were common on Macquarie Street in the mid-19th century. Originally built in 1839, the terraces were one of the most desirable residences in the colony in the 1840s, and some of the earliest to have running water. Originally part of a row of seven terraces, only two of the townhouses now remain (one shown on right of painting is now demolished). The Wyoming (built 1911), one of the first high-rise blocks of ‘professional chambers’.

    Library correspondence file
    NSW Office of Environment & Heritage
  • Contributing Creator

    Painting by Frances Payne. Frank Payne is a pseudonym.
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    Signed at lower right ‘Frank Payne’.
    On verso: Old Homes, Maq St, Syd. 10. 10, Mrs A.P. Clinton, Greenwich.
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