The Dome, Flinders Street Station [Melbourne]. John Shirlow, 1869–1936 Aust.
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The Dome, Flinders Street Station [Melbourne]

1910. Etching, signed and dated in plate upper right, signed in pencil in lower margin, 35 x 27.8cm. Minor crinkles, rubbing, glue remnants and slight mount burn to margins.

Image held in the National Gallery of Victoria, and the Art Gallery of NSW, with variant title The Central Station, Melbourne. Ref: Ure Smith, Etchings by John Shirlow, 1917, plate 1, listed as Central Railway Station, Melbourne.

Work on the Flinders Street Station’s dome began in 1906, with the completed building opening in 1910. The station (operating since 1854) was built in the French Renaissance style and designed by railway employees J.W. Fawcett and H.P.C. Ashworth, who named their design “Green Light.” Ref: Wiki.

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Item #CL202-22

Price (AUD): $2,250.00  other currencies

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