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post office melbourne engraving

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Post Office, Melbourne


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Antique print relating to Australia


From 'Australia' by Edwin Carton Booth. Chevalier studied art and architecture in Lausanne, Munich, London and Rome before he was came to Victoria in 1854. In 1864, Chevalier's The Buffalo Ranges won the competition and prize of 200 pounds awarded by the government to commemorate the founding of the National Gallery of Victoria. The painting was purchased by the Gallery in 1865 and was the first work by a colonial artist to enter the national collection. In 1869 Chevalier left Australia for England. A couple of tiny foxing spots in the image. Very light foxing in the margins and light water stain in the top margin.

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artist James Charles Armytage after a photograph
method Steel-engraving
date 1874
size 130mm by 180mm (image) 200mm by 270mm (sheet)
SKU AU8292