Unknown artist/s
Exhibition Building, Sussex Vale, Province of New Brunswick 1861
Acquired 1868
Location unknown

This print, listed in the NGV’s unpublished list of acquisitions, under 1868, showed one of several structures erected in the Canadian province of New Brunswick during the second half of the 19th century, in emulation of London’s Crystal Palace.

The parallels were obviously of interest to Melbourne as local variants developed: see now Gill Melbourne Exhibition Buildings 1854 {1868?} SLV [PR].

The area previously known as Sussex Vale was officially established as the town of Sussex in 1904 (many thanks to Samantha McKay for her email of July 2024 regarding this history).

[comparative photo: hand-coloured impression (McCord Museum, Montreal, Canada)]


Listed in PF (acc.no.p.178.3-1), under 1868

For the impression reproduced here (McCord Museum, W5416, 43.8 x 49.3 cm), see http://collections.musee-mccord.qc.ca/scripts/large.php?Lang=1&accessnumber=W5416&idImage=146704, and for the Canadian history, see also https://mynewbrunswick.ca/exhibition-pavillion/ (both sites accessed 13 Oct.2020). See also https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sussex,_New_Brunswick (accessed 22 July 2024).