Collins Street, rainy weather

Ugo Catani, 1861-1895ca. 1886

State Library Victoria

State Library Victoria
Melbourne, Australia

The central focus of this atmospheric work is the monumental and heroic statue of the explorers Robert O'Hara Burke and William John Wills by Charles Summers (1825–1878). The sculpture was designed and cast at Summers' studio in Collins Street, and was the largest casting ever undertaken in Australia at the time.

A founding member of the Australian Artists' Association, Ugo Catani first exhibited this painting at the association's winter exhibition of 1887.

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  • Title: Collins Street, rainy weather
  • Creator: Ugo Catani, 1861-1895
  • Date: ca. 1886
  • Location: Collins 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_VOYAGER1654211
  • View a full-size version of this image: http://handle.slv.vic.gov.au/10381/282511
  • Physical dimensions: 78.5 x 62.8 cm. in gilt wood and gesso frame 99.3 x 83.8 x 6.8 cm.
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • A.E. Ferris: Ugo Catani studied at the Accademia del Arte in Florence between 1878 and 1883. Despite poor health, he travelled to Australia with fellow countryman Girolamo Pieri Nerli (1863–1926), arriving in 1885. He exhibited with both the Victorian Artists' Society and the Australian Artists' Association, of which he was a founding member.