C1870

Interior of the Exhibition Building, Comprehensive Views of the Exhibits.

Very rare large engraving by Eugen Montagu Scott (1835-1909), of the interior of the Exhibition Building at Prince Alfred Park. Artist’s initials at centre right of the in bottom panel. This was the first park to be laid out in … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Interior of the Exhibition Building, Comprehensive Views of the Exhibits.

Date:

C1870

Condition:

In good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Engraving.

Image Size: 

365mm 
x 470mm

Paper Size: 

428mm 
x 556mm
AUTHENTICITY
Interior of the Exhibition Building, Comprehensive Views of the Exhibits. - Antique Print from 1870

Genuine antique
dated:

1870

Description:

Very rare large engraving by Eugen Montagu Scott (1835-1909), of the interior of the Exhibition Building at Prince Alfred Park. Artist’s initials at centre right of the in bottom panel.
This was the first park to be laid out in connection with a major Australian Exhibition; the Inter-colonial Exhibition held in 1870 to mark the centenary of Captain Cook’s landing at Botany Bay. It predated the first International Exhibition in the Garden Palace in the Sydney Domain (1879) and the world heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne (1880). 
It was demolished in 1954.

From the original edition of the Illustrated Sydney News. 

 

Eugene Montagu (Monty) Scott (1835 - 1909)

Scott was a cartoonist and illustrator, in London, migrated to Victoria in the 1850s and worked as a photographer. On 20 July 1859 in Melbourne he married Amy Johnson. In 1857-65 he contributed drawings and cartoons to the Illustrated Australian Mail, Illustrated Melbourne Post and Melbourne Punch. In 1866 Scott moved to Sydney as chief cartoonist for the Sydney Punch. In 1867 he received a 250 guineas commission for a portrait of the Duke of Edinburgh. He was established in a photographic salon in George Street and in the 1870s his large wood-engravings and lithographs of rugged outdoor scenes, formal functions and public personalities regularly enlivened the Illustrated Sydney News. Bankrupt in June 1870, Scott was forced to sell his photographic equipment to meet his creditors. In 1871 the Sydney Mail employed him as its first artist. From 1880 the Bulletin carried some cartoons and occasional engravings of local dignitaries by Scott. The Brisbane Boomerang, founded 1887, ran his cartoons until 1891 when he drew the first cartoons for the Queensland Worker, continuing as its chief cartoonist until 1909. In 1889 he had moved to Brisbane and on 5 December married a widow, Mary Ellen Price, née Mehan; he lived there four years. In the ensuing years Montagu received less work as photographic illustrations replaced engravings and lithographs.

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