An image of Study of a dog - opening of Centennial Park

Frank Mahony

(Australia, England 1862 – 28 Jun 1916)

Study of a dog - opening of Centennial Park

Other titles:
Study of a dog - opening of Centennial Park, Sydney, Opening of Centennial Park
Not on display
Further information

Sydney's Centennial Park opened to the public on Australia Day 1888 as part of the celebrations to mark a hundred years of British settlement. According to the 'Sydney Morning Herald' on 27 January 1888:

'Until yesterday the Centennial Park was, even to Sydney residents, almost a "terra incognita", heard of only dimly, through the occasional reports which have appeared in the press with regard to the progress of the work; but now, for the first time, the public, who after all really pay for the park, have been admitted to full and free possession of their great national property'.

This drawing was once owned by CES Tindall (1863-1951), a watercolourist best remembered fro his marine paintings.

excerpt from Hendrik Kolenberg, Anne Ryan and Patricia James, '19th century Australian watercolours, drawings & pastels in the Gallery's collection', Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2005

Place of origin
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
pencil, watercolour, white gouache
39.1 x 26.7 cm sheet
Signature & date

Signed and dated l.l., mauve watercolour "FRAnk. P. MAHONY/ Jan/90".

Purchased 1934
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