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Charles Perry Bishop Melbourne Mezzotint Weigall

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Dr Charles Perry, Lord Bishop of Melbourne


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Antique print relating to Australia


The Right Reverend Lord Bishop of Melbourne. Engraved from the Original Picture Painted by subscription. This Plate is most respectfully dedicated to the subscribers by their obedient servant The Publisher'. 'London Published Nov 1st 1876 by Thomas McLean, 7 Haymarket' Charles Perry (1807-1891) was consecrated the first Bishop of Melbourne at Westminster Abbey in 1847 and arrived in Melbourne in 1848. In 1850, along with five other Australasian bishops, Perry advocated self-governance of the Australian Anglican Church, leading to the establishment of the first synod of the Anglican Church in Australia in 1856. During his time in the colony he also made strong contributions to the establishment of the Melbourne Grammar School and the Geelong Grammar School. Ref : National Portrait Gallery, Canberra. A couple of tiny white spots. Light soiling in margins. One marginal tear on right hand side coming 2cm into platemark but 2cm outside image.

Additional Information

artist Thomas Lewis Atkinson (1817-c.1890) after Henry Weigall Junior (1829-1925)
method Mezzotint
date 1876
size 505mm by 405mm (platemark) 700mm by 500mm (sheet)
SKU AU7153