# 18916

NETTLETON, Charles (1826-1902), attributed

The Victoria Volunteer Engineers in camp near Melbourne, 1871

$550.00 AUD

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Albumen print photograph, 200 x 270 mm, no photographer’s imprint; laid down on its original album page, contemporary manuscript caption in ink beneath image ‘Victoria Engineer Volunteers [sic] in Camp near Melbourne 1871’; verso blank; the albumen print is in fine condition, and the page is free from foxing.

This large format composition shows the entire complement one of the numerous Victorian volunteer units of the time. It was possibly taken by the prolific Melbourne photographer Charles Nettleton, who is known to have photographed the annual volunteer encampment at Sunbury in 1866.