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John Shirlow, (1869-1936), is credited as being the major influence on the revival of etching in Australia. Very much part of the fashionable interest in etchings at the beginning of the twentieth century, he was the doyen of etching in Melbourne.

Represented in the print collections of the National Gallery of Australia, all state and many regional galleries as well as the British Museum.

The etching depicts Williamstown taken off-shore from Port Melbourne.

Signed and dated with-in the plate.

Numbered 11/50 and signed again in pencil on the right hand margin.

224 x 153 mm. (Plate-line).

Mounted and framed.

[Williamstown viewed from Port Melbourne]. John Shirlow. 1927

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