NETTLETON, Charles (1826-1902), attributed
Library, Parliament House from gardens on corner of Albert and Spring Streets, Melbourne, late 1860s
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 63 x 102 mm (mount); verso with imprint of ‘W.J. Norman, Wholesale and Retail Looking Glass and Picture Frame Manufacturer, 94 & 170 Elizabeth Street Melbourne’ and contemporary inscription in pencil ‘Parlt. House’; no photographer’s imprint; a superb albumen print with excellent tonal range, the mount also in fine condition.
A striking view from the north of Melbourne’s Parliament House Library, taken from the gardens opposite, the magnificent edifice rising from the muddy, unpaved thoroughfare in the foreground.