[photo: detail of photograph of Picture Gallery, MPL, 1872 (SLV H96.160/1793)]


Before Felton is an evolving rather than static record of the rich array of visual material acquired for the Melbourne collection prior to 1905.

Taking advantage of the online format, corrections and new entries are added as new information becomes available. Visitors are advised to check posts regularly for significant changes to previous entries.

Various amendments and additions have been made since the site was launched, especially in the categories of Photography, Prints and Sculpture. A number of these adjustments have been made following correspondence received via feedback@beforefelton.com, and further feedback is always welcome.

See also Major new additions, noting new information on Illustrated Books and Plaster Casts.