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Julian ASHTON

Alderstone, England 1851 – Bondi, New South Wales, Australia 1942

  • France 1869
  • Australia from 1878

Cumberland Street, The Rocks. [Old Cumberland Street, The Rocks, Sydney] 1893 Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper etching and roulette, printed in blue-black ink with plate-tone, from one copper plate Support: thin white laid paper
Edition State: working state
Impression: artist's proof, trimmed within plate-mark at top edge
Edition: 1st edition unknown; 2nd edition of 14 in 1918

Primary Insc: Inscribed lower right below plate-mark in black pencil, 'to R.A.' [Richard Ashton ?].
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed with title in unknown hand lower left in black pencil, 'Old Cumberland Street, The Rocks, Sydney'
Dimensions: image 27.4 h x 19.9 w cm plate-mark 29.6 h x 19.9 w cm sheet 33.4 h x 25.6 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1976
Accession No: NGA 76.399
Subject: Australia, Art style: Painter-etchers 1860s-1938
Provenance:
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from Thirty Victoria Street [gallery], Sydney, 27 July 1976, as one of 25 prints by various Australian artists.