Coloured print from the front page of the 'Illustrated London News', 29 September 1888, of an illustration by R Taylor of the German statue 'Victory', exhibited above the southern entrance of the (Royal) Exhibition Building during the Melbourne Centennial International Exhibition, 1 August 1888 - 31 January 1889.

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Hand coloured wood engraving title page, signed in the lower RC by R. Taylor. The illustration features a statue of a female, holding a laurel wreath in her left hand with a globe of the world above. She is guarding a jeweled crown with her right hand. Below the statue is a banner declaring 'Germany Congratulates Australia'. Well dressed men and women in contemporary fashion look at the exhibits in the foreground. A man is being pushed among them in a wheelchair.

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