Item #CL194-31 The Valley Of The Ovens River [Victoria]. Eugene von Guerard, Austrian/Aust.
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The Valley Of The Ovens River [Victoria]

1866-1868. Colour lithograph, signed in image lower right, title and “Hamel & Ferguson Litho.” blindstamp below image, 32.6 x 50.5cm. Repaired tears and missing portions to edges including upper centre of image, minor stains. Laid down on acid-free backing.

Plate 2 from Eugene von Guerard’s Australian Landscapes, published by Hamel & Ferguson, Melbourne. Held in NGA; NGV.

Gold was discovered in Beechworth, Victoria in 1852, followed by Bright, Wandiligong and along the Ovens River. In the same year, Austrian-born von Guerard arrived in Victoria, Australia, determined to try his luck on the Victorian goldfields. As a gold miner he was unsuccessful, but he did produce numerous intimate studies of goldfields life, including this image depicting men working on a sluice. Ref: Wiki.

Item #CL194-31

Price (AUD): $880.00  other currencies

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