S. T. GILLCAMPBELL & FERGUSSONJAMES J. BLUNDELL & CO, Mechanic's institution, Melbourne. Enlarge 1 /1

S. GILL

Periton, Devonshire, England 1818 – Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 1880

  • Australia from 1839

CAMPBELL & FERGUSSON

commenced 1854 – 1854

printer, lithographic (organisation)

JAMES J. BLUNDELL & CO

commenced 1854 – 1867

publisher (organisation)

Mechanic's institution, Melbourne. 1855
Collection Title: Sketches in Victoria. Melbourne: James J. Blundell & Co, 1855-56
Page: part 3
Place made: 44 Collins st (west), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper lithograph, printed in black ink, from one stone Support: cream wove paper
Edition State: published state
Impression: undesignated impression as issued
Edition: print run unknown
Publisher: JAMES J. BLUNDELL & CO
Place Published: Melbourne

Primary Insc: no inscriptions
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions
Dimensions: printed image (irregular) 11.2 h x 20.4 w cm sheet 14.0 h x 22.2 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2005
Accession No: NGA 2005.512.3
Provenance:
  • Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia from, The library of Sir Rupert Clarke, Bt. together with other properties, Melbourne: Peter Arnold [auction], 21-22 June 2005, lot 147.

The two spirits on the right make the fire; the two spirits on the left get the meal of fish ready; Jesus’ friends [are] at the bottom of the picture. Jesus said: ‘We all have supper; This is my last day. I have supper with you. I got to go away. I go longa way ‘Ngapuny Ngarrangkarrinjl’. His friends did not know that the fire would make a big smoke. It make a big smoke and come up behind the hill and took Jesus up to Heaven. That smoke bin come and lift him up and take him away to Heaven.


Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra