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Watercolour - The Exhibition Building, Melbourne, Framed, 1880 Image 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
Discipline: History

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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
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
Format: Painting: Colour
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

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