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william pitt portrait lithograph

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William Pitt

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Antique print relating to Australia
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William Pitt (1855-1918) was a Melbourne architect and politician. He was architect of Princess Theatre, Melbourne Stock Exchange, Rialto (1890), the Olderfleet (1890) and Pitt's Buildings (1888). He was in great demand as a theatre architect: as well as Rickards' Opera House (later the Tivoli Theatre), the Victoria Hall, Her Majesty's, the New Gaiety (Comedy), the Bijou, the Royal and King's theatres in Melbourne, he designed the Theatre Royal in Adelaide, Her Majesty's and the Opera House in Sydney, Her Majesty's, Ballarat, and in New Zealand the Grand Opera House and other theatres in Wellington and Auckland. Among Pitt's other works in Melbourne were St Peter's parsonage, Eastern Hill (1886), the St Kilda (1887) and Brunswick (c.1889) town halls, the Leitrim Hotel (1888) in Little Lonsdale Street, Markillie's Hotel (1890) and the Lord Clyde (Waterside) Hotel (1915) in Flinders Street, Foy & Gibson's warehouses (1883-87), shops, showrooms (1890) and factories (1895), the Victoria Brewery in East Melbourne (1896), two docks on the Yarra, grandstands for the Victoria Racing Club at Flemington (from 1913) and the Victoria Amateur Turf Club at Caulfield (from 1912) and for the Melbourne Cricket Club (1905), as well as a host of mansions and villas.
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artist Fergusson & Mitchell
method Tinted lithograph
date C1887
size 275mm by 210mm (sheet)
SKU AU9149