C1872

Interior of the Prince of Wales Opera House, Melbourne.

Rare engraved of the interior of the Prince of Wales Opera House at 249 Bourke Street, Melbourne when it first opened. It was built on the site of The Varieties Theatre Comique. It later operated under the following names; Her … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Interior of the Prince of Wales Opera House, Melbourne.

Date:

C1872

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

223mm 
x 227mm

Paper Size: 

160mm 
x 273mm
AUTHENTICITY
Interior of the Prince of Wales Opera House, Melbourne. - Antique View from 1872

Genuine antique
dated:

1872

Description:

Rare engraved of the interior of the Prince of Wales Opera House at 249 Bourke Street, Melbourne when it first opened. It was built on the site of The Varieties Theatre Comique. It later operated under the following names; Her Majesty’s Opera House (September 1884), Opera House (1887). Architect George R Johnson. It closed in 1899 and was demolished 1900.

A new theatre opened on the site on 18 May 1901, also know as the Opera House and renamed Tivoli Theatre 1914. Demolished 1967.

From the original edition of the Illustrated Australian News.

Collections:
State Library Victoria: Accession no: IAN 13/08/72/165

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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