Stained-glass window, Town Hall c. 1888

Registration number

1090000

Title

Stained-glass window, Town Hall

Production date

c. 1888

Medium

glass, lead

Dimensions (H x W x D)

260 x 100 cm

Inscriptions

Presented by Austrian Commissioner at the Melbourne Centennial International Exhibition 1888 on behalf of the Tyroler Glassmaterie Von Neuhauer Innsbruck

Credit line

Presented by the Austrian Commissioner at the Melbourne Centennial International Exhibition, 1888 on behalf of the Tyroler Glassmaterie, Von Neuhauser, Innsbruck, Austria.
City of Melbourne Art and Heritage Collection

Keywords

Stained glass, Austria, Melbourne Centennial International Exhibition, 1888

Summary

This stained-glass window depicts a female figure, a tablet in hand, standing on a stylised globe in an arched arboreal frame. Above this pane is a version of the City of Melbourne coat of arms, in which a sheaf of wheat is a newly introduced element. Both pictorial panes and the typographical pane below are surrounded by oranamental elements, The window is located in Melbourne Town Hall, in what is now the Yarra Room, but was the Council chamber until 1910.