C1886

Port Melbourne.

Colonial engraving of the Pier at Port Melbourne. The area was originally known as Sandridge. The name continued until 25 January 1884, when the borough was renamed Port Melbourne. Port Melbourne was first settled in 1839 by Wilbraham Liardet, who … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Port Melbourne.

Date:

C1886

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

177mm 
x 127mm
AUTHENTICITY
Port Melbourne. - Antique View from 1886

Genuine antique
dated:

1886

Description:

Colonial engraving of the Pier at Port Melbourne. The area was originally known as Sandridge. The name continued until 25 January 1884, when the borough was renamed Port Melbourne. Port Melbourne was first settled in 1839 by Wilbraham Liardet, who established a hotel, jetty, and mail service. It was initially known as Liardets Beach, though soon took on the official name of Sandridge, and finally Port Melbourne in 1884.Wonderful colonial engraving of the Hobson’s Bay Railway Pier at Sandridge (now Port Melbourne), Victoria. The Melbourne and Hobsons Bay Railway Company conceived a scheme to link Melbourne to the bay with a rail line and a large, deep water pier in Hobsons Bay. Due to its proximity to Melbourne, the swampland of Sandridge (Port Melbourne) was chosen for the location of this new pier, which became known as Railway Pier. It was opened in 1854.

Frederic B. Schell (1838 - 1900)

Schell was an American employed as the senior artist on the most ambitious colonial publication ever attempetd, The Picturesque Atlas of Australasia. He arrived in Sydney with two other American artists, W.T. Smedley and W. C. Fitler, plus a number of engravers including Horace Baker. When Phil May returned to England in 1888 Schell accompanied him. The Grafton Gallery 'Exhibition of Australian Art in London’ 1898 included F.B. Schell, cat.250, 'Junction of the Murray and Darling Rivers, N.S.W.’, cat.254, 'Hamilton Reach, Brisbane’, cat. 255, 'Sydney Harbour, N.S.W.’, lent by the Trustees of Sydney Gallery. He is represented in a number of institutional collections.

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