Unknown artist
Melbourne from the South (c.1870)
Pencil and scratchboard, 8 x 13 cm (on card 15 x 21 cm)
Purchased, 1889
State Library of Victoria (H1450)

This work corresponds with a pencil drawing listed in both NGV 1894 and 1905, in each case as anonymous, and bought in 1889, but with slightly different details.

Churches and other public buildings are identified below the image; the Victoria Barracks (built 1856-72) are prominent at the right.


AR 1889, p.41; NGV 1894, p.118 (V.Buvelot Gallery, 3rd bay, no.72: as “Early Melbourne from the South”); NGV 1905, p.134 (V.Buvelot Gallery, 3rd bay, no.52: “Melbourne, from behind the Barracks, St Kilda Road”) [£5]