(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
- 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 1889, p.53.
- Place of origin
New South Wales,
- 06 April 1889
- gelatin silver photograph of a wood engraving
- 16.8 x 21.9 cm
- Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
- National Art Archive. Art Gallery of New South Wales Institutional archive
- Accession number