Burn, Henry (c.1807-84; English/Australian), attributed to
Melbourne from the Old Sandridge Road in 1850
Watercolour on paper, 38 x 58 cm
Purchased, 1901
State Library of Victoria (H5201)

The SLV lists the work detailed here as by Burn, c.1867, and indicates that it was accessioned in 1934. However, it seems likely that it is the work listed in the NGV’s 1901 annual report and the 1905 catalogue (with the title shown above, but without indicating an artist), as a “sepia drawing.”

Sandridge was the original name of Port Melbourne (see also Scurry Sandridge Pier 1853 {1884} SLV [DR]).


AR 1901, p.23 (as by an unknown artist); NGV 1905, p.129 (V.Buvelot Gallery, 3rd bay, no.21: title as given above, but no artist indicated) [£2/2] 

NGV 1905 lists the size as 15 x 23 inches, which correlates with the size given in the SLV catalogue (as shown above)