Works included in this catalogue
De Gruchy & Leigh after Strafford Melbourne, 1856 {by 1861} SLV [PR]
De Gruchy & Leigh Panoramic View of Melbourne 1863 {by 1865} SLV [PR] 

Henry De Gruchy and his partner Stephen Leigh (dates unknown) were active as engravers and lithographers in Melbourne between 1851 and 1880. The address of their firm is inscribed below the 1856 print as 80 Flinders Lane East, but by 1863 they were at 47 Elizabeth Street, South Melbourne, according to the title panel of the second print listed here.


The SLV catalogue gives De Gruchy & Leigh’s details as shown here; however in the index of Australian Prints + Printmaking, published by the Centre for Australian Art, de Gruchy’s birth-date is given as 1826: At the time of writing, De Gruchy & Leigh are not mentioned directly in Design & Art Australia Online (only in passing entries on other artists such as Strafford); and neither appears in Bénézit or AKL