C1887

Epsom Racecourse and Grand Stand, Mordialloc, the Property of James S. Jenkins, Esq.

Scarce colonial engraving of Epsom racecourse. The Epsom racecourse at Mordialloc began its racing program in June 1889, the year Richfield closed. Owner James Smith Jenkins, a successful land speculator, built Epsom at the corner of White Street and Boundary … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Epsom Racecourse and Grand Stand, Mordialloc, the Property of James S. Jenkins, Esq.

Date:

C1887

Condition:

In good condition

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

202mm 
x 152mm
AUTHENTICITY
Epsom Racecourse and Grand Stand, Mordialloc, the Property of James S. Jenkins, Esq. - Antique View from 1887

Genuine antique
dated:

1887

Description:

Scarce colonial engraving of Epsom racecourse.

The Epsom racecourse at Mordialloc began its racing program in June 1889, the year Richfield closed. Owner James Smith Jenkins, a successful land speculator, built Epsom at the corner of White Street and Boundary Road, using renowned architect Philip E. Treeby to design the grandstand with seating for about 3000 people. The picturesque course boasted a clock tower, fountains and lawns, with views to Port Phillip and the Dandenongs and rooms for the jockeys, stewards and committee members.

References:
Ferguson, J. A. Bibliography of Australia Volumes 1-8, Canberra 1976 16439.

Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 4084242
State Library Victoria: CCF 994.5 V66S
State Library New South Wales: 74Vv5vQ4lxmZ

Albert Charles Cooke (1836 - 1902)

Cooke was a painter, engraver, draughtsman and illustrator. Throughout his career he worked for many of the Illustrated newspapers, such as the Illustrated Sydney News, Illustrated Australian News, The Australasian Sketcher and The Leader. He was also well known for a series of birds eye views of a number of Australian cities and towns.

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