Collection Item

Macquarie Street, Sydney c 1916-35

By Frances Payne

Brisbane-born Frances (Frankie) Payne was one of the highest-paid women illustrators of her day and a prominent member of the Society of Women Painters. 

This charming streetscape depicts the Horbury Terrace, opposite the State Library, at 171–173 Macquarie Street. Built in 1842, the terraces were one of the most desirable residences in the colony during the 1840s. 

Originally part of a row of seven terraces, only two now remain. The building on the far left is Wyoming, built in 1911, on the corner of Hunter and Macquarie streets. As one of the first high-rise blocks of professional chambers, it reflects the development of Macquarie Street as a prestige address for the medical profession.

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Collection Item Type:
Oil on board
Call Number:
ML 1504
Published date:
c 1916-35
On display:
Exhibition Galleries
Copyright Information:

Copyright status: In copyright - Life of creator plus 70 years

Copyright holder: Frances Payne

Rights and Restrictions Information: No reproduction without prior written approval of copyright holder

Please acknowledge: Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales and Courtesy Frances Payne

Display Location:
Exhibition Galleries
Historical Dates
Started Saturday, 1 January 1916
Finished Thursday, 31 December 1931
Started Saturday, 1 January 1916
Finished Thursday, 31 December 1931