Julian ASHTON, Cumberland Street, the Rocks. Enlarge 1 /1


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

  • France 1869
  • Australia from 1878

Cumberland Street, the Rocks. [Old Cumberland Street, The Rocks, Sydney] 1886 Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper etching and roulette, printed in brown ink, from one plate Support: cream wove Japanese vellum paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Edition State: working state
Impression: working proof
Edition: 1st edition unknown; 2nd edition of 14 in 1918

Edition Notes: This impression is cleanly wiped and some detail including signature and buildings at centre left have not been printed.
Primary Insc: No inscriptions
Dimensions: image 26.2 h x 17.2 w cm plate-mark 30.2 h x 20.0 w cm sheet 38.0 h x 27.2 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1977
Accession No: NGA 77.59.31
Subject: Australia, Art style: Painter-etchers 1860s-1938
  • With the artist at his death in 1942.
  • By descent to Richard Ashton, the artist's son.
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from Richard Ashton, Sydney, April 1977.