C1886

The Carlton Gardens.

Artist:

William Thomas Smedley (1858 - 1920)

Engraving of the Royal Exhibition Building Carlton, Melbourne. The Royal Exhibition Building is one of the few remaining International Exhibitions buildings left in the world. Architect: Joseph Reed Builder:  David Mitchell Foundation stone:  19 February 1879, laid by Governor George Bowen Completed: October … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

The Carlton Gardens.

Date:

C1886

Artist:

William Thomas Smedley (1858 - 1920)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

150mm 
x 225mm
AUTHENTICITY
The Carlton Gardens. - Antique Print from 1886

Genuine antique
dated:

1886

Description:

Engraving of the Royal Exhibition Building Carlton, Melbourne.

The Royal Exhibition Building is one of the few remaining International Exhibitions buildings left in the world.

Architect: Joseph Reed
Builder: 
 David Mitchell
Foundation stone: 
 19 February 1879, laid by Governor George Bowen
Completed: October 1, 1880
Electric lighting installed:  1888

Major events held at the Royal Exhibition Building

1880 – Melbourne International Exhibition – 1 October 1880 until 30 April 1881
1888 – Melbourne Centennial Exhibition in 1888 – 1st August 1888 until 31 January 1889
1901 – Opening of the first Parliament of Australia – 9 May 1901
1901 – New Australian flag design – 3 September 1901, the Countess of Hopetoun, announced the winners of a competition to design the Australian National Flag
1902 – Australian Federal International Exhibition

Artist:

William Thomas Smedley (1858-1920)

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 illsutrative 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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