Historical information

Victor Ernest COBB OM (14 August 1876-2 December, 1945)
Born Footscray, Victoria

Victor Cobb studied drawing under Bernard Hall at the National Gallery School in 1896. He was self taught in the art of etching, creating his own press and tools. He became known for his popular views of Melbourne and as a teacher of etching.

Melbourne Grammar School marked its sesquicentenary in 2008. As part of the celebrations, a Talents Committed Exhibition was staged. This exhibition recognised 150 Old Melburnians who have made a difference to the City of Melbourne, the State of Victoria and the wider community in Australia and overseas.

The above profile was included in the Talents Committed Exhibition in 2008.

Physical description

Double sided sketch by Victor Cobb. One side is 'At Castlemaine, the other is some line work towards a landscape

Inscriptions & markings

V.E.C. At Castlemaine 26/4/31