Sir James Martin statue

 

Public Art : Sir James Martin statue

Sculptor: © Tommaso Sani

Description: The poor Chief Justice was depicted with creased clothes, wrinkled face and veined hands. His unusually enlarged hand suggests he may have been destined for a higher niche.

Date unveiled: c1891

Location: The statue of Sir James Martin can be found in a niche on the Gresham Street facade of the Department of Lands Building, Bridge Street, Sydney, Australia.

So who was Sir James Martin? : Sir James Martin (14th May, 1820- 4th November, 1886), was a three times Premier of New South Wales, and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of New South Wales from 1873 to 1886.

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