An image of Entrance, old Colonial Treasury

Sydney Ure Smith

(Australia 09 Jan 1887 – 11 Oct 1949)

Entrance, old Colonial Treasury

Other titles:
Entrance, old Colonial Treasury, Lang St., Old Colonial Treasury, Doorway Freeman's Journal, Lang St.
Location
Not on display
Further information

"Erected in 1824 by Mr. Wm. Cox; the first occupant was Sir William Balcombe, the first Colonial Treasurer, who took up his abode and business there in 1824."

Hal Missingham, 'The etchings of Sydney Ure Smith', Ure Smith Pty. Limited, Sydney, 1950

This work was catalogued in two 1920 publications on Ure Smith's etchings as 'Entrance Old Colonial Treasury' and in a 1950 publication as 'Entrance, old Colonial treasury, Lang St'. Different impressions have been inscribed with other titles by the artist, including this impression. All three catalogues were published by Ure Smith's publishing company, Art in Australia.

The 1920 catalogues note: 'This interesting old building was the Colonial Treasury of the early fifties. The lower portion is now used by the 'Freeman's Journal' '

The 1950 catalogue notes: 'Erected in 1824 by Mr Wm. Cox; the first occupant was Sir William Balcombe, the first Colonial Treasurer, who took up his abode and business there in 1824'.

Refs: 'The etchings of Sydney Ure Smith' Art in Australia, Sydney, 1920 plate 27, p.20; 'Catalogue of etchings of Sydney Ure Smith' (Art in Australia), limited edition printed by hand at Smith & Julius Art Studios, Sydney 1920 plate 27, p.22; 'The etchings of Sydney Ure Smith' Ure Smith miniature series, Sydney 1950 plate 10

Year
1916
Media
Print
Medium
etching, printed in brown-black ink with plate tone on ivory wove paper
Dimensions
22.2 x 10.3 cm platemark; 28.3 x 15.3 cm sheet
Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r. corner, pencil "Sydney Ure Smith/ may 1916".
Signed and dated in plate to print l.r. corner "S. Ure S./ APRIL 1916".

Credit
Purchased 1916
Accession number
3404