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

print after

  • Australia from 1839

Convivial diggers in Melbourne. Enjoying themselves in town after months of toil c.1852 Place made: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper etching, printed in black ink, from one steel plate Support: thin off-white wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Edition State: published state
Impression: undesignated impression as issued
Edition: print run unknown

Edition Notes: Made after a lithograph of the same title in S.T. Gill, 'Victoria gold diggings and diggers as they are', Melbourne: Macartney & Galbraith, 1852.
Primary Insc: no inscriptions
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed verso upper left in black pencil, 'Taylor / Taylor [underlined] / Carbon [underlined]'.
Dimensions: printed image 7.5 h x 10.5 w cm sheet 18.0 h x 11.3 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2013
Accession No: NGA 2013.681
Subject: Australia, Printed ephemera: Illustrated letter paper
  • Purchased from Doug Stewart Fine Books, Mlebourne, by the National Gallery of Australia, May 2013.