An image of Architectural plan for the National Art Gallery of New South Wales showing proposed completed building, with elevation towards the harbour, side elevation and a cross section of galleries

Walter Vernon

(Australia 11 Aug 1846 – 17 Jan 1914)

Architectural plan for the National Art Gallery of New South Wales showing proposed completed building, with elevation towards the harbour, side elevation and a cross section of galleries

Location
Not on display
Further information

The first plans by Government Architect Walter Liberty Vernon for the National Art Gallery of New South Wales were submitted to the Gallery's trustees in 1895.This plan, drawn up in the following year, shows the elevation of the Gallery towards the harbour.This part of Vernon's design was never completed. During the Great Depression it was suggested that it be completed as the George V Memorial Wing. The Government Architect at the time, Edwin Evan Smith, submitted a design for the wing in 1932 (ARC1.76.71).

Year
22 Jul 1896
Media
Drawing
Medium
watercolour and ink on cardboard
Dimensions
45.5 x 68.0 cm
Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r. corner, ink, "W L Vernon/Govt Arch/22.7.96"

Credit
National Art Archive. Art Gallery of New South Wales Institutional archive
Accession number
ARC1.76.29