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Hyde Park, Sydney

HYDE PARK, SYDNEY

Accession ID:

1961.114

Name:

Hyde Park, Sydney

Category:

Item

Type:

ArtWork

Maker:

J. Muir Auld

Date:

1914

Description

A view of Hyde Park, Sydney, looking up a tree lined avenue towards St. Mary’s Cathedral. The park is in the centre of the Sydney CBD and the oldest public park in Australia. This small oil painting displays an Impressionist’s interest in the effects of atmosphere and sunlight. Auld captures the golden light shining down through the trees, with the top of the canopy a blazing yellow. The Cathedral in the background is bleached out by the light haze. The avenue that runs up through the centre of the painting is populated by figures, mainly female forms in the long dresses of the period. In the left foreground focal point an economy of brush strokes captures a woman and child. She is elegantly attired in a blue, grey dress with a large hat, for her visit to the city.


History

John Salvana Collection, Tamworth Regional Gallery.


Significance

Provenance: Gift of John Salvana. Signed and dated: L.R.C. - J. Muir Auld, 1914.


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