Opening of the  Melbourne Exhibition: The Governor of Victoria, Sir H. B. Loch, Declaring the Exhibition Open in the Queen's Name.


Title:
Opening of the Melbourne Exhibition: The Governor of Victoria, Sir H. B. Loch, Declaring the Exhibition Open in the Queen's Name.
Date:
C1888
Artist:
Melton Prior (1845-1910)
Image Size:
300mm x 225mm (11.81" x 8.86")
Condition:
In good condition, with centre fold as issued.
Technique:
Hand coloured engraving.
Price:

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Stock Number:
ILN VM 881103512 (NAGY) (C101)
Description:

View of the opening ceremony of the Centennial exhibition at the Royal Exhibition Building Carlton, Melbourne.

The Royal Exhibition Building is one of the few remaining International Exhibitions buildings left in the world.

Architect: Joseph Reed 
Builder:  David Mitchell
Foundation stone:  19 February 1879, laid by Governor George Bowen
Completed: October 1, 1880 Electric lighting installed:  1888

Major events held at the Royal Exhibition Building: 

1880 - Melbourne International Exhibition - 1 October 1880 until 30 April 1881
1888 - Melbourne Centennial Exhibition in 1888 - 1st August 1888 until 31 January 1889
1901 - Opening of the first Parliament of Australia - 9 May 1901
1901 - New Australian flag design - 3 September 1901, the Countess of Hopetoun, announced the winners of a competition to design the Australian National Flag
1902 - Australian Federal International Exhibition

From the original edition of the The Graphic.

Biography:

Melton Prior (1845-1910)

Prior was an English artist and war correspondent for The Illustrated London News from the early 1870s until 1904. He was one of the leading illustrators of late Victorian Britain, noted for his ability to quickly sketch scenes. His pencil sketches were sent back to London where they were re-drawn by studio artists and engraved on wood-blocks for printing in the Saturday issues of the Illustrated London News. In addition to covering conflicts around the world, he also traveled on a number of Royal tours including accompanying the Prince of Wales to Canada in 1901.

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