C1886

Speculators on "The Corner", Ballarat.

Wonderful colonial image of share brokers, under the verandah, trading at the former Unicorn Hotel in Ballarat. Known as ‘The Corner‘, the Unicorn adjoined the Mining Exchange and the building accommodated offices for stock brokers and share traders from the … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Speculators on “The Corner”, Ballarat.

Date:

C1886

Condition:

In good condition

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

150mm 
x 220mm
AUTHENTICITY
Speculators on "The Corner", Ballarat. - Antique View from 1886

Genuine antique
dated:

1886

Description:

Wonderful colonial image of share brokers, under the verandah, trading at the former Unicorn Hotel in Ballarat. Known as ‘The Corner‘, the Unicorn adjoined the Mining Exchange and the building accommodated offices for stock brokers and share traders from the 1860s until the late 1880s and was a popular gathering point.

William Thomas Smedley (1858 - 1921)

Smedley was born in Pennsylvania , worked on a newspaper, then studied engraving and art in the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He settled in New York in 1880. His first illustrations were for the series Picturesque Canada and in 1905 became a member of the National Academy of Design. Most of his art was illustrative but he also painted portraits and watercolours, receiving the Evans Prize of the American Water Color Society in 1890, and a bronze medal at the Paris Exposition of 1900.

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