C1870

Hall in the New Melbourne Town Hall.

Rare engraving of the interior of the town hall made four days after the official opening. The foundation stone of a new, grander Town Hall was laid on 29 November 1867 by the visiting Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, after … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Hall in the New Melbourne Town Hall.

Date:

C1870

Condition:

In good condition

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

225mm 
x 252mm
AUTHENTICITY
Hall in the New Melbourne Town Hall. - Antique Print from 1870

Genuine antique
dated:

1870

Description:

Rare engraving of the interior of the town hall made four days after the official opening.

The foundation stone of a new, grander Town Hall was laid on 29 November 1867 by the visiting Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, after the demolition of the first. The current Town Hall officially opened on 9 August 1870

From the original edition of the Illustrated Australian News.

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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