This view of Bourke Street looks east from a point midway between Elizabeth and Queen streets, and is a companion painting to Pownall's painting of Collins Street.


  • Title: Bourke Street East
  • Creator: George Hyde Pownall, 1876-1932
  • Date: ca. 1912
  • Location: Bourke Street, Melbourne
  • Rights: This work is out of copyright. No copyright restrictions apply.
  • lithograph: Painting
  • View more information about this image in the State Library Victoria catalogue: http://search.slv.vic.gov.au/MAIN:SLV_VOYAGER1764215
  • View a full-size version of this image: http://handle.slv.vic.gov.au/10381/106365
  • Physical dimensions: 67.0 x 112.0 cm. (sight) in frame 93.3 x 139.5 cm.
  • Medium: Oil on millboard
  • A.E. Ferris: George Pownall was born in England and exhibited landscape paintings in Leeds, Liverpool and Nottingham. A respected tenor who sang in the Westminster Abbey choir, Pownall was also an accomplished pianist, performing with several theatre orchestras as both pianist and conductor. Arriving in Australia in 1911, Pownall toured with Sir Edward Branscombe's Jesters and Dandies' Company and later travelled to Queensland with the Courtiers Touring Theatre Company. Between engagements, he conducted the Lyric Theatre Orchestra in St Kilda, and worked as a scene painter with the Bijou and Tivoli theatres, both in Bourke Street.

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