C1874

H.M.C.S. Nelson in the Dock.

Rare engraving of the Nelson in the newly constructed Alfred Graving Dock at Williamstown, Melbourne. In 1858 Victoria decided to build a graving dock and dockyard. Construction commenced in 1868, and was completed by February 1874. The Alfred Graving Dock, … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

H.M.C.S. Nelson in the Dock.

Date:

C1874

Artist:

Unknown

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

228mm 
x 330mm

Paper Size: 

260mm 
x 375mm
AUTHENTICITY
H.M.C.S. Nelson in the Dock. - Antique View from 1874

Genuine antique
dated:

1874

Description:

Rare engraving of the Nelson in the newly constructed Alfred Graving Dock at Williamstown, Melbourne.

In 1858 Victoria decided to build a graving dock and dockyard. Construction commenced in 1868, and was completed by February 1874. The Alfred Graving Dock, was named after Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, and cost £300,000.  It was 143m in length, 24 m wide, and 8 m  The dock was designed by William Wardell for the Public Works Department (Victoria), and was the largest structure of its type in the southern hemisphere at the time.

From the original edition of the Australasian Sketcher.

 

Collections:
State Library Victoria: PCINF AS 21-03-74 P.216

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