Main Street, Daylesford

J. Tensfeld1862

State Library Victoria

State Library Victoria
Melbourne, Australia

Tensfeld depicts Vincent Street, Daylesford, in the middle of the afternoon. The street is quiet and women are strolling with parasols. The artist has exaggerated the street's width and the scale of the buildings, particularly the steeply pitched roof and verandah of the merchants Buttner & Hallenstein.


  • Title: Main Street, Daylesford
  • Creator: J. Tensfeld
  • Date: 1862
  • Location: Daylesford, Victoria
  • 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_VOYAGER1712906
  • View a full-size version of this image: http://handle.slv.vic.gov.au/10381/92966
  • Physical dimensions: 57.0 x 76.3 cm., in frame 66.0 x 87.0 x 4.5 cm.
  • Medium: Oil on canvas laid down on board
  • A.E. Ferris: Tensfeld showed works at the 1863 Ballarat Mechanics Institute exhibition and at Melbourne's 4th Annual Exhibition of Fine Arts in 1864, where his entry 'Sunday Creek' near Seymour was described by 'The Argus' critic as 'stiff and chalky'. In 1865 Tensfeld set up a photographic studio with H Freyberger at 92 Bourke Street East. The following year these premises were occupied by the artist Louis Buvelot, who was also working as a photographer at this time. Nothing is known aboutTensfeld's origins or what he did after 1865.

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