Wednesday, November 21, 2012

City’s history is returned on canvas

From the Maitland Mercury report:
A valuable part of Maitland’s retail ­history has come home in the form of an oil painting on canvas.
Tucked away in Sydney since the 1960s, the painting depicts a scene from Louis Morris’s factory as it was in Bulwer Street, Maitland around 1900.
The aerated water and cordial works opened in 1877. The painting would have been framed and hung on the wall of the factory’s office.
A friend of Maitland Historical Society found the painting and handed it over a month ago so it could be restored and preserved.

Full article available at Maitland Mercury, Nov. 12, 2012.