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Post Office, Melbourne. Engraving after Nicholas Chevalier, c1874.

Post Office, Melbourne. Engraving after Nicholas Chevalier, c1874.

by Booth, Edwin Carton

Antique Engraving of an important and grand colonial building in Melbourne c1874.

Fine original steel engraving after a sketch by Russian-born artist Nicholas Chevalier (1828-1902), for Edwin Carton Booth's Australia, Illustrated with Drawings by Skinner Prout, Chevalier, Armytage and others, published in London circa 1874 by Virtue & Co. for a series of illustrations recording life in colonial Australia.

Nicholas Chevalier arrived in Australia in 1855. Chevalier's brother was manager of the vineyards at Bontharambo on the Ovens River in Victoria. Chevalier worked as an illustrator in Melbourne, while he developed his skill in landscape painting. This fine antique print was  Historic views of Australia are revered as records of early development in colonial Australia.

This engraving has lovely later hand-colour. It is in good condition, with wide borders outside the shown image. Page measuares 210 x 270mm (8 1/4 x 10 5/8 inches). The size of this image is approximately 15cm x 20cm (6 inches x 8 inches).

Stock Number: apav11CPrice: $70.00