John SHIRLOW, Swanston Street, the city gateway. Enlarge 1 /1


Sunbury, Victoria, Australia 1869 – Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 1936

Swanston Street, the city gateway. [The gateway to the city.] c.1930
Collection Title: Album of original art works assembled by R H Croll
Page: page 24
Place made: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: albums, prints, ink; paper etching, printed in brown ink, from one copper plate Support: paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.
Edition State: published state
Impression: undesignated impression

Primary Insc: no inscriptions.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: inscribed below plate-mark by R.H. Croll, 'Swanston Street / the City Gateway / Etching by John Shirlow'.
Dimensions: plate-mark 8.5 h x 10.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of Roger Butler 1996
Accession No: NGA 96.592.33
Subject: Australia, Art style: Painter-etchers 1860s-1938
  • The album was assembled by Robert Henderson Croll (1869-1947), writer, biorgrapher, art historian. (see ADB, vol.8, pp154-5).
  • The Croll estate was sold by the book dealer Kenneth Hince (Melbourne) and Malvern Fine Art Gallery Melbourne.
  • The album was acquired by Roger Butler from Malvern Fine Art Gallery prior to 1981.
  • Gift to the National Gallery of Australia, from Roger Butler, Canberra, June 1996.