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Watercolour - The Exhibition Building, Melbourne, Framed, 1880 Reg. No: SH 000194
- Large framed watercolour of the Exhibition Building, built in Carlton Gardens, Melbourne between 1879 and 1880 for the Melbourne International Exhibition. The watercolour was probably painted by the architect of the Exhibition Building, Joseph Reed, and reflects the changes to the original design that was sanctioned by the Exhibition commissioners in May 1879; these included the addition of a machinery annexe and acres of temporary annexes.
- Large framed watercolour of the Melbourne Exhibition Building, showing flags flying, crowds arriving, gardens and the extensive building. Drawn as a bird's eye view, it depicts people arriving on foot, by charabanc and in cabs and carriages. Brass plaque attached to the centre of the frame at bottom.
- Acquisition Information:
- Transfer from Trustees of the Royal Exhibition Building (REB), 2000
|Tagged with:||architecture, exhibitions melbourne international 1880-1881, illustrations, royal exhibition building|
|Themes this item is part of:||Royal Exhibition Building Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection|
|Primary Classification:||ROYAL EXHIBITION BUILDING|
|Secondary Classification:||Architecture & Buildings|
|Tertiary Classification:||architectural designs|
|Inscriptions:||Inscribed on plaque affixed to the frame: The Exhibition Building Melbourne 1880/ From the South East, Showing the Main Hall, Eastern Annexe/ and Temporary Central Pavilions from Nicholson Street/ Architect - Reed & Barnes, Builder - David Mitchell|
|Place & Date Depicted:||Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1879|
|Artist:||Mr Joseph Reed, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1879|
|Designer:||Reed & Barnes, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1879|