The Victorian Navy

Place Oceania: Australia, Victoria
Accession Number ART50191
Collection type Art
Measurement sheet: 26.6 x 27.4 cm; image: 21.4 x 30 cm
Object type Print
Physical description wood engraving on paper
Maker George Rossi Ashton
Illustrated Handbook of Victoria
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made 1886
Conflict Australian Colonial Forces, 1854-1900

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


A scene of five ships at sea that was published in the Illustrated Handbook of Victoria in 1886. From left to right, the vessels are: the ironclad monitor Cerberus (after conversion to a military mast instead of two naval masts), 3rd class gunboat, 1st class torpedo boat Childers, frigate Nelson, and 3rd class gunboat Albert.

This work is inscribed with the names 'G Ashton', and Calvert, the latter possibly a reference to Samuel Calvert, who was also an active printmaker in Melbourne during the 1880s.