John SHIRLOW, A bye-way, Flinders Lane. Enlarge 1 /1


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

A bye-way, Flinders Lane. 1896 Place made: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper etching, printed in black ink with plate-tone, from one copper plate Support: medium weight smooth cream wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.
Edition State: !st state of 2
Impression: undesignated impression
Edition: 1st state unpublished a few proofs only; 2nd state edition of 25

Edition Notes: 1st state before the etched inscription, 'Twelve Etchings No4' was burnished out.
Primary Insc: signed lower centre to lower right below plate-mark in black pencil, 'John Shirlow'. not dated.
Secondary Insc: inscribed lower centre below plate-mark in black pencil, '(30)'. inscribed lower right below plate-mark in black pencil, '1896'.
Tertiary Insc: signed verso upper right by owner, 'Victor Cobb'. nscribed verso centre in black pencil, 'LOT / 47 '.
Dimensions: plate-mark 22.0 h x 7.2 w cm sheet 25.0 h x 10.2 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of Roger Butler AM, 2011.
Accession No: NGA 2011.906
Subject: Australia, Art style: Painter-etchers 1860s-1938
  • Collection of artist Victor Cobb (1876 - 1945) [see inscription verso].
  • Purchased by Roger Butler, from the estate sale of Victor Cobb, Blackburn & Lockwood, Melbourne, 13 May 1977, lot 272 (part)
  • Gift to the National Gallery of Australia, from Roger Butler, Canberra, 2011.