Gritten, Henry (1818-73; English/Australian)
Melbourne from the Botanical Gardens, in 1867 1867
Oil on board, 25.7 x 35.6 cm, framed
Purchased, 1891; transferred from NGV to SLV, 1930
State Library of Victoria (H298)
This work, signed and dated by Gritten, is one of several similar views by the artist (including other examples, acquired later, held in the SLV and NGV).
AR 1891, p.24; NGV 1894, p.111 (V.Buvelot Gallery, 3rd bay, no.5); NGV 1905, p.136 (V.Buvelot Gallery, 3rd bay, no.69) [£2/7/6]
For other variants, see SLV and NGV online catalogues, including a larger canvas in the SLV (LT 1070; also dated to c.1867): Downer & Phipps Victorian Vision (1985), cat.105