C1887

Exhibition Buildings, Melbourne.

Colonial engraving of the Melbourne Exhibition Building at Carlton. Designed by Joseph Reed (who also designed the Melbourne Town Hall and the State Library of Victoria). It was completed in 1880, in preparation for the Melbourne International Exhibition. The building … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Exhibition Buildings, Melbourne.

Date:

C1887

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

122mm 
x 90mm
AUTHENTICITY
Exhibition Buildings, Melbourne. - Antique View from 1887

Genuine antique
dated:

1887

Description:

Colonial engraving of the Melbourne Exhibition Building at Carlton. Designed by Joseph Reed (who also designed the Melbourne Town Hall and the State Library of Victoria). It was completed in 1880, in preparation for the Melbourne International Exhibition. The building consisted of a Great Hall of over 12,000 square metres and many temporary annexes. The Opening of Parliament was also held here.

William Hatherell (1855 - 1928)

Painter born in London and studied at the R.A. Schools 1877–9. He exhibited at the Royal Academy and Royal Watercolour Society from 1879, showing portraits, genre and illustrations. He worked for Cassell's, who sent him to Australia as one of the main artists for Picturesque Australia, as well as The Graphic and other American magazines.

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