William FORDLudwig LANGSANDS & MCDOUGALLART UNION OF VICTORIA, The last of the drove 1878. Enlarge 1 /1

William FORD

England 1823 – St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 1884

print after

  • Australia from 1873

Ludwig LANG

Hamburg, Germany 1834 – Malvern, Victoria, Australia 1919


  • Australia from February 1860


Melbourne, Victoria, Australia commenced 1863

printer, lithographic (organisation)


1872 – 1883

publisher (organisation)

The last of the drove 1878. 1880 Place made: Art Union of Victoria, publisher, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper lithograph, printed in colour inks, from multiple stones; varnished highlights Support: paper on thin cardboard
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.
Edition State: published state
Impression: undesignated impression
Edition: print run unknown

Edition Notes: The lithograph is based on the painting by Ford, 'The dairy farmers and their heard, 1877'. See Australian paintings, Melbourne: Leonard Joel, 2-4 November 1983, lot 144 (illustrated)
Primary Insc: no inscriptions.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: printed image 50.0 h x 72.6 w cm sheet 50.2 h x 72.6 w cm backing sheet 66.2 h x 91.3 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1980
Accession No: NGA 80.1476
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from Leonard Joel Pty. Ltd., June 1980;
  • From the auction, 'Australian Graphics', Melbourne: Leonard Joel, 16 March 1980, lot 74.