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.