C1887

Railway Bridge Crossing Avoca River at Charlton.

Scarce colonial engraving of a steam train crossing the Avoca River at Charlton, Victoria. References: Ferguson, J. A. Bibliography of Australia Volumes 1-8, Canberra 1976 16439. Collections: National Library Australia: Bib ID 4084242 State Library Victoria: CCF 994.5 V66S State … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Railway Bridge Crossing Avoca River at Charlton.

Date:

C1887

Engraver:

 

Condition:

In good condition

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

113mm 
x 75mm
AUTHENTICITY
Railway Bridge Crossing Avoca River at Charlton. - Antique View from 1887

Genuine antique
dated:

1887

Description:

Scarce colonial engraving of a steam train crossing the Avoca River at Charlton, Victoria.

References:
Ferguson, J. A. Bibliography of Australia Volumes 1-8, Canberra 1976 16439.

Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 4084242
State Library Victoria: CCF 994.5 V66S
State Library New South Wales: 74Vv5vQ4lxmZ

John Mather (1848 - 1916)

John Mather (1848?-1916) Mather was painter, etcher and teacher, born at Scotland who migrated with his parents to Australia in 1878. He had hoped to practise professionally but when he settled in Melbourne realized he would be unable to make an immediate living from painting, and worked as a house decorator.  He built a studio at Lilydale and much of his painting was done in the surrounding countryside. He was foundation member of the Victorian Artists' Society and in 1912 he joined Fred McCubbin, Meldrum, Walter Withers and others to form a breakaway group, the Australian Art Association. After constant campaigning for the inclusion of an artist on the board of trustees of the Public Library, Museums and National Gallery of Victoria, Mather was appointed in 1892. He was a member of the Felton Bequest Committee in 1905-16 and in this capacity, and as trustee, he strongly supported Australian art.

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