Item #CL199-89 Cottage, Clarendon [Windsor District, NSW]. Sydney Ure Smith, 1887–1949 Aust.
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Cottage, Clarendon [Windsor District, NSW]

1921. Etching, annotated “no. 43 [of] 50 proofs”, titled and signed in pencil in lower margin, 10.5 x 10.6cm. Old mount burn.

Artist, publisher and promoter of Australian art Sydney Ure Smith played an important part in the revival of etching in Sydney. He had a “keen interest in architecture, particularly ‘old Sydney’ – areas like the Rocks, Windsor, and central Sydney…Many of these areas were under threat of demolition as the growing city developed, and Ure Smith, with others including Julian Ashton and Lionel Lindsay, recorded the older quarters of the city and their colourful street life, in part for nostalgia but also to advocate for their preservation.” Ref: AGNSW.

Item #CL199-89

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