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

Swanston Street, the city gateway. [The gateway to the city.] 1925 Place made: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper etching, printed in black ink, from one copper plate Support: thin smooth cream laid paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Edition State: published state
Impression: undesignated impression
Edition: edition unknown

Primary Insc: signed lower right below plate-mark in black pencil, 'John Shirlow' [underlined]. not dated.
Tertiary Insc: inscribed verso lower left in black pencil, ''The Gateway of the City' / Looking north from Prince Bridge'. inscribed verso lower centre right in black pencil, '1925'.
Dimensions: plate-mark 8.8 h x 10.0 w cm sheet 11.8 h x 14.8 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of Roger Butler, 2010
Accession No: NGA 2010.197
Subject: Australia, Art style: Painter-etchers 1860s-1938
  • Collection of Victor Cobb.
  • Purchased by Roger Butler, Melbourne, 1977.
  • Gift to the National Gallery of Australia, from Roger Butler, Canberra, 2010.