John MATHER, Old fire tower, Melbourne Enlarge 1 /1


Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland 1848 – Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 1916

  • Australia from 1878

Old fire tower, Melbourne [Old Melbourne; A bit of old Melbourne] 1904 Place made: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper etching and aquatint, printed in brown ink with plate-tone, from one plate Support: cream wove paper
Edition State: 1st state
Impression: proof
Edition: edition unknown

Primary Insc: signed lower centre below plate-mark in black pencil, 'J. Mather.'. not dated. inscribed lower left below plate-mark in black pencil, 'A bit of Old Melbourne, / first state'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: plate-mark 25.8 h x 20.0 w cm sheet 38.6 h x 24.4 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of D M Desouker 1961
Accession No: NGA 61.43
Subject: Australia, Art style: Painter-etchers 1860s-1938
  • With the artist until his death in 1916.
  • Collection of D. M. Desouker, England, by descent.
  • Gift to the Commonwealth Art Advisory Board (C.A.A.B.), from D. M. Desouker, England, August 1961.