An image of Historical interior view of Sunday visitors to the National Art Gallery of New South Wales

Julian Ashton

(England, Australia 27 Jan 1851 – 27 Apr 1942)

Historical interior view of Sunday visitors to the National Art Gallery of New South Wales

Other titles:
Sunday in the Sydney Art Gallery
Location
Not on display
Further information

The National Art Gallery of New South Wales was incorporated by act of parliament in the year this wood engraving was made. Julian Ashton, the artist who designed it, was a trustee at the time. The Domain was a popular recreational site for the residents of Sydney, particularly on Sundays, when they would come to hear the soap-box speakers scattered around the Domain and visit the gallery. This image shows the gallery crowded with visitors. The Annual Report for 1899 records that 243,998 people visited the gallery in this year: averaging 496 on weekdays and 1,700 on Sundays. This image was illustrated in the ‘Illustrated Australian News’ on 6 April 1899, p.53.

Place of origin
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Year
06 Apr 1899
Media
Photograph
Medium
gelatin silver photograph of a wood engraving
Dimensions
16.8 x 21.9 cm
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Credit
National Art Archive. Art Gallery of New South Wales Institutional archive
Accession number
ARC2.1.24