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, by 1870
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 was shown in the Intercolonial Exhibition in Melbourne in 1866.

For Montefiore, a significant early donor to the Melbourne collection, see linked entry. See also Russell Melbourne from the Falls 1837 {by 1870} SLV [DR].


AR 1870-71, p.35; NGV 1894, p.118 (V.Buvelot Gallery, 3rd bay, no.76); NGV 1905, p.126 (V.Buvelot Gallery, 3rd bay, no.1)