Summary

'Centennial International Exhibition Melbourne Official Guide to the Picture Galleries and Catalogue of Fine Arts', compiled by Joshua Lake, Superintendent of Fine Arts at the Melbourne Centennial International Exhibition, held at the Exhibition Building in1888-89. The book provides a plan of the galleries and brief descriptions of the paintings and sculpture exhibited including an indexed list of artists.

The Centennial International Exhibition celebrated 100 years of British settlement and surpassed the grand scale of the1880 Melbourne International Exhibition, attracting over two million visitors (approximately 69% of the colony's population at the time).

Physical Description

Book, maroon hard back cover with gold decorative border of three lines with gold coat of arms showing a lion on the left of the shield and a unicorn on the right of the shield. 192 pages

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