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Visions of colonial grandeur : John Twycross at Melbourne's international exhibitions, Charlotte Smith, Benjamin Thomas

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Visions of colonial grandeur : John Twycross at Melbourne's international exhibitions
Title
Visions of colonial grandeur
Title remainder
John Twycross at Melbourne's international exhibitions
Statement of responsibility
Charlotte Smith, Benjamin Thomas
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Contributor
Author
Author
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Visions of Colonial Grandeur explores the history of Melbourne's international exhibitions through the stunning art collection of 19th-century businessman John Twycross. Known locally as Top Hat, John Twycross was a merchant and art collector who lived and worked in 'Marvellous Melbourne'. In this boom period of the 1880s, the city hosted two international exhibitions and the best and latest in trade and culture was seen by millions in the newly-built (Royal) Exhibition Building. During his time Twycross purchased hundreds of exquisite fine art objects and paintings, building a collection that had been treasured by his family for four generations before being generously gifted to Museum Victoria. Visions of Colonial Grandeur provides a fascinating insight into historical Melbourne and the thriving art trade of the nineteenth century, and features a variety of archival and colour photographs of the most beautiful and significant art works in the Twycross collection
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Charlotte Helen Frederica
Dewey number
709.94
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Thomas, Benjamin Keir
  • Museum Victoria
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Twycross, John William
  • Art, Colonial
  • Art, Australian
  • Art, Australian
Label
Visions of colonial grandeur : John Twycross at Melbourne's international exhibitions, Charlotte Smith, Benjamin Thomas
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 142-147) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgements -- Preface -- chapter 1. Portrait of a collector -- chapter 2. Melbourne's 19th-century exhibitions -- chapter 3. Experiencing the exhibitions -- chapter 4. Courting collectors -- chapter 5. A collector's legacy -- The authors -- References -- Index
Control code
000050625586
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xv, 153 pages
Isbn
9781921833236
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits, facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)830325132
Label
Visions of colonial grandeur : John Twycross at Melbourne's international exhibitions, Charlotte Smith, Benjamin Thomas
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 142-147) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgements -- Preface -- chapter 1. Portrait of a collector -- chapter 2. Melbourne's 19th-century exhibitions -- chapter 3. Experiencing the exhibitions -- chapter 4. Courting collectors -- chapter 5. A collector's legacy -- The authors -- References -- Index
Control code
000050625586
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xv, 153 pages
Isbn
9781921833236
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits, facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)830325132

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