C1883

The Mort Statue, Macquarie Place, Sydney.

Rare engraving of the statue made by American born sculptor, Pierce Francis Connelly (1841-1932) of Thomas Sutcliff Mort erected in 1883, in memory of the man who was regarded as a pioneer of Australian resources and industries. The bronze statue … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

The Mort Statue, Macquarie Place, Sydney.

Date:

C1883

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Engraving.

Image Size: 

150mm 
x 216mm

Paper Size: 

180mm 
x 238mm
AUTHENTICITY
The Mort Statue, Macquarie Place, Sydney. - Antique Print from 1883

Genuine antique
dated:

1883

Description:

Rare engraving of the statue made by American born sculptor, Pierce Francis Connelly (1841-1932) of Thomas Sutcliff Mort erected in 1883, in memory of the man who was regarded as a pioneer of Australian resources and industries.

The bronze statue stands in the south-western corner of Macquarie Place Park in Bridge Street and was unveiled by the Governor Lord Augustus Loftus on Saturday 9 June 1883.  He was a pioneer of pastoral and livestock auctioneering with particular emphasis on the wool industry and was influential in establishing both international wool markets for Australia and setting the pattern for the later wool-broking firms. Source; https://www.cityartsydney.com.au/

From the original edition of the Illustrated Sydney News.

Collections:
State Library New South Wales: F8/39-40
State Library Victoria: PCINF ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER FILE

William Macleod (1850 - 1929)

Colonial artist born 1850 in London arrived in Australia with his family who emigrated to join the gold rush in Victoria. Macleod trained with the Sydney artist Edmund Thomas at the Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts and was known first, as William Macleod Anderson or James Anderson. He travelled widely and won a reputation as a painter of portraits and cattle, a designer of stained-glass windows, and as illustrator with journals such as the Sydney Mail, the Australian Town and Country Journal and Queensland Punch. Macleod joined the Bulletin full time in 1886 in response to a plea from Archibald following the departure of W.H.Traill. They became joint owners in 1887, Macleod was the Bulletin's managing director for the next forty years. Macleod worked in a variety of art forms from stained glass to black-and-white drawing, oils, watercolour, engraving, lithography, clay modelling and sculpture. His strength was as an illustrator. In later life Macleod lived at Dunvegan, Mosman, where he painted, played bowls with zeal, and was a genial and kindly host. His works are represented in a number of institutional collections such as, in the Art Gallery of New South Wales and the National Gallery of Australia.

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