Gilbert, George Alexander (1815-before 1889; English/Australian), attributed to
Ballarat from Golden Point – Black Hill in Distance 1856
Pencil and wash drawing, 8 x 11 cm (visible image), 28 x 33 cm (in glazed frame)
Presented by J.F.Bailey, 1883
State Library of Victoria (H1880)

Gilbert, documented as working in Australia from 1841 onwards, is plausibly suggested by the SLV as the author of this view of the Ballarat gold-fields; see also Gilbert (G.) [attrib.] Grant Street, Ballaarat 1856 {1889} SLV [DR], apparently by the same hand.


AR 1883, p.34; NGV 1894, p.115 (V.Buvelot Gallery, 3rdbay, no.45: artist not named); NGV 1905, p.134 (V.Buvelot Gallery, 3rdbay, no.53: as by an unknown artist) 

The SLV catalogue entry indicates that the title and date are inscribed on the verso