Image Unavailable


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

  • Australia from 1839


Australia commenced 1858 – 1866

printer (organisation)

Spirits in bond 1866
Collection Title: [Melbourne 'high' and 'low' lifes]
Place made: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper lithograph, printed in black ink, from one stone, hand-coloured in watercolour Support: paper
Edition State: published state
Impression: undesignated impression as issued
Edition: print run unknown

Edition Notes: A series of Melbourne caricatures was initiated but appears to have remained unfinished.
Primary Insc: no inscriptions.
Secondary Insc: Blindstamp lower right below image, 'S.T. GILL / MELBOURNE [encircled, with buckle motif]'.
Dimensions: printed image (irregular) 27.4 h x 21.7 w cm printed image and text 29.8 h x 21.7 w cm sheet 38.2 h x 26.8 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2011
Accession No: NGA 2011.1469
Subject: Australia, Art period: Colonial, Caricature Australia, Art period: Colonial, Victoria
  • Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, from Peter Arnold Antiquarian Booksellers, Melbourne, 2011