Item #CL194-97 Melbourne. After Laurence William Wilson, Brit./NZ.
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1905/1906. Photogravure, panorama, caption and text “Printed in Vienna” above and below image, 27.4 x 90.2cm. Framed.

This photogravure is after a 1905 oil painting by Laurence William Wilson held in the State Library of Victoria. The view is from an elevated site in the Queen Victoria Gardens. It shows the Princes Bridge, St Kilda Road and Batman Avenue, the Victorian Confectionery Works on the south-west bank, boat shed along the south-east bank, trams, wagons, and people strolling on the banks of the Yarra River. Ref: SLV.

The Alexander Turnbull Library (National Library of NZ) lists the following information about Wilson: “Dunedin artist, who was trained in England, his place of birth...He came to New Zealand by 1877, when he was recorded in Auckland; in Oamaru by 1878; may have bought a farm in Canterbury; in Dunedin by 1884. He painted in oils and watercolours and taught art in Dunedin. In 1904, left Dunedin for Melbourne and eventually returned to England.”

Item #CL194-97

Price (AUD): $3,950.00  other currencies

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