Strutt, William (1825-1915; English)
View of the Golden Point – Ballarat
Lithograph, 37 x 52.5 cm (mounted)
Acquired by 1865 (?)
State Library of Victoria (H5414)

This is probably the print listed in both NGV 1865 and AR 1870-71 as an engraving of Golden Point, although the artist is not identified. NGV 1894 and 1905 ascribe it to Strutt and provide further details, as indicated above, also noting that the print was produced by Campbell and Macartney.

The SLV catalogue notes that the lithograph reproduced here, which appears to be in mediocre condition, is inscribed on the mount: “Respectfully Dedicated to the Inhabitants of Victoria by their obedient servant Wm. Strutt.” The SLV also date the print to c.1885, but if it is the work listed in NGV 1865, that date is obviously too late.


NGV 1865, p.40 (Engravings, no.6; artist not named); AR 1870-71, p.34: Engravings (framed): title only noted; NGV 1894, p.113 (V.Buvelot Gallery, 3rd bay, no.23); NGV 1905, p.133 (V.Buvelot Gallery, 3rd bay, no.48) 

SLV catalogue: details as noted