Montefiore, Eliezer Levi (1820-94; English/Australian)
Melbourne from the Falls 1837 (c.1866)
Etching on buff paper, 15.3 x 22.3 cm (plate), 18.1 x 23.7 cm (sheet)
Gift of the artist, 1894 
State Library of Victoria (H3831)

A group of Aboriginal Australians dominates the foreground, with tents on the far bank of the river Yarra. According to the SLV, this etching, probably based on a drawing by Robert Russell (also in the SLV: H4321), was shown in the Intercolonial Exhibition in Melbourne in 1866.

For Montefiore, a significant early donor to the Melbourne collection, see linked entry.


Not listed in AR 1894; NGV 1894, p.118 (V.Buvelot Gallery, 3rd bay, no.76); NGV 1905, p.126 (V.Buvelot Gallery, 3rd bay, no.1)