A Horse Bazaar, Bourke Street.

Title: A Horse Bazaar, Bourke Street.
Date: C1886
Artist: William Thomas Smedley (1858-1920)
Image Size: 167mm x 115mm (6.57" x 4.53")
Technique: Hand coloured engraving.
Condition: In good condition
Stock Number: PAA SP HORSE 2005 (NIO) (C061)
Price: $A 55

Colonial engraving of one of the horse bazaars in Bourke Street.One of the earliest was

One of the earliest was Kirks Bazaar established in 1840 and soon became the most well known of Melbourne's horse bazaars. Several other bazaars were soon established in the surrounding Bourke Street West precinct, along with saddlers, farriers, haylofts and carriage makers.


William Thomas Smedley (1858-1920)

Smedley was born in Pennsylvania , worked on a newspaper, then studied engraving and art in the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He settled in New York in 1880. His first illustrations were for the series Picturesque Canada and in 1905 became a member of the National Academy of Design. Most of his art was illsutrative but he also painted portraits and watercolours, receiving the Evans Prize of the American Water Color Society in 1890, and a bronze medal at the Paris Exposition of 1900.