O’Brien, George (1821-88; Irish/New Zealander)
View on the Banks of the Yarra Yarra (c.1854?)
Pencil on toned card, 21 x 36 cm
Presented by John Pascoe Fawkner, 1868
State Library of Victoria (H5250)

A number of O’Brien’s other early views of Melbourne, several also donated by Fawkner in 1868, are listed in the early NGV catalogues. The artist of this sketch is not named, but the SLV confidently lists it as O’Brien’s work.

This work presumably formed a pair with * O’Brien View at Mr Campbell’s {1868} Loc? [DR], also listed in NGV 1894 but apparently no longer extant.


AR 1870-71, p.34: drawings presented by Fawkner (“artist unknown”); NGV 1894, p.119 (V.Buvelot Gallery, 3rd bay, no.87: as donated by Fawkner in 1868); not listed in NGV 1905