Historical information

The point of view of the artist is looking towards Kew from the vicinity of Xavier College. The paddocks in the foreground are bordered by Wellington Street. In the distance the towers of the asylum can be see, further narrowing the date to after 1870s. The work exists in a number of original versions including a colour print.

Physical description

Kew, ca. 1870 - ca. 1880. Reproduction of a book plate from an original wood engraving, of an elevated view of trees and paddocks with a town in the background. The illustration is signed R. JENNY Sc. [Rudolph Jenny 1827-1905, lithographer.] A version from which this reproduction may have been made was donated to the State Library of Victoria by the National Trust, Victoria in 1985.