Portrait of Sydney
Drawings and Notes
by Cedric Emanuel
Angus and Robertson, 1971, [First Edition], ISBN 027012258, black and white drawings throughout, illustrated endpapers, inc. large hand-drawn card (pictured), large format hardcover, dustjacket
Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear to edges and corners, dustjacket shows a little edge and shelf wear with a little rubbing, bumping and small tears and chipping to edges (see photographs)
“Included is a large hand-drawn gift card by the author. The card is an official card and menu for The International Camellia Congress in Australia, held at The Paternoster, Pyrmont, Sydney.
Portrait of Sydney is an outstanding reflection by a sensitive artist of one of the great cities of the world, with drawings made mostly in the early morning light. Cedric Emanuel shows the old city and the new, the stone steps of Woolloomooloo, the Argyle Cut, the bays of the harbour side, the quaint houses of Paddington, the massive Opera House. He wanders by Macquarie Place, the buildings of The Rocks, the Hawkesbury River, historic Parramatta; and shows the old forts, the architecture of Francis Greenway ad Edmund Thomas Blacket. Any page of this book is a gift piece – or a picture for the home wall.
One hundred and thirty-five magnificent drawings.”
Cedric Emanuel studied art under Dattilo Rubbo and at the Julian Ashton School in Sydney. The Trustees of the National Gallery of New South Wales have purchased his etchings, pen drawings and water colours for their collection. He received the award for etching at the Sesqui-Centenary National Art Competitions and had work included in an exhibitions of Australian Art in U.S.A. The Commonwealth Government and many private collectors in Australia and overseas have sought his works. Five extended painting tours of Europe, one on commission by an English shipping organization, have been of great benefit to his art in recent years.