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Gritten, Henry 1818-1873

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Works: 28 works in 28 publications in 1 language and 31 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  History 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works about Henry Gritten
 
Most widely held works by Henry Gritten
View on eastern hill, from Half Way House, Albert St. by F Schoenfeld( Visual )

1 edition published in 1863 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Sandridge] by Henry C Gritten( Visual )

1 edition published in 1866 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Shows London Hotel to left, other buildings and flag
[Farmhouse] by Henry Gritten( Visual )

1 edition published in 1870 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The image depicts an open rural landscape scene in the Northern Midlands area of Tasmania. Cows can be seen standing under a tree in the left foreground, a group of houses can be seen in a cluster of trees in the background
The Eastern Market from top of Whittington Tavern by James B Philp( Visual )

1 edition published in 1864 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Eastern Market from top of Whittington Tavern by James Buckingham Philp( Visual )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Shows view of market at the corner of Exhibition and Bourke Streets, with Haymarket Hotel at right of picture, stall-holders and customers and horsedrawn vehicles
[The Shoalhaven gullies] by Henry Gritten( Visual )

1 edition published in 1870 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This view of the gullies of the Shoalhaven River in New South Wales was favoured by many artists of the period. Here, Gritten depicts the European traveller and his Aboriginal companion quietly communing with nature. This painting is reputedly based on a watercolour sketch by Robert Hoddle which is held in the State Library of New South Wales. Hoddle, who was a friend of Gritten's, had visited the region in 1830 when he was surveying the Kiama to Bong Bong Road. It is therefore likely that Gritten would have seen Hoddle's sketches of the district
Jackson's Creek, Sunbury by Henry C Gritten( Visual )

1 edition published in 1867 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Victorian Gazetteer for 1864 describes Sunbury as a 'postal and road board town and railway station, with communication through the day by train ---'. The Gazetteer then departs from dry reportage to give this description: The scenery, particularly near the creek, is very romantic and picturesque and greatly admired by tourists, and much appreciated for pic-nics and pleasure excursions. After construction of the train line between Melbourne and Bendigo in 1859-62 Sunbury became a favourite excursion place for Melbourne's growing population. Its landscape also became accessible for Gritten, who suffered from poor health throughout his life and chose to paint urban views or the semi-rural fringes of colonial towns. An example is the view of Merri Creek near Dight's Falls, also in the Library's collection. At Sunbury Gritten found a landscape whose qualities were entirely suited to his picturesque style. The Sunbury area was settled very soon after the first colonists reached Melbourne. Brothers William and Samuel Jackson occupied small farm holdings in the area from July 1836, and named the place Sunbury after the English town in the Thames valley. Gritten often repeated his most popular works with minor variations. At least three variations of this composition are known. An earlier version, painted in 1866, can be seen at the National Gallery of Victoria. Henry Gritten exhibited works at the Royal Academy, London, between 1835 and 1849. Like many others, he travelled to Victoria following the discovery of gold. A founding member of the Victorian Academy of Arts, Gritten exhibited works for the last time at the Academy's inaugural exhibition of 1870
View on Eastern Hill (from half way house, Albert St) by Henry Gritten( Visual )

1 edition published in 1863 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[Highburybarn Hotel, Collingwood] by Henry C Gritten( Visual )

1 edition published in 1856 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Hobarton, 1857 by Henry Gritten( Visual )

1 edition published in 1857 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Coach perseverance near Newtown by Henry Gritten( Visual )

1 edition published in 1857 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

VIEW ON EASTERN HILL (FROM HALF WAY HOUSE, ALBERT ST.) by F Schoenfeld( Visual )

1 edition published in 1864 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Shows view from corner of Albert and Gisborne Streets, East Melbourne and features St. Peter's Church, Parliament House, The Imperial Hotel, the Royal Princess' Theatre (now known as the Princess Theatre, pedestrians and horsedrawn vehicles
THE EASTERN MARKET FROM TOP OF WHITTINGTON TAVERN by James Buckingham Philp( Visual )

1 edition published in 1864 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Shows view of market at the corner of Exhibition and Bourke Streets, with Haymarket Hotel at right of picture, stall-holders and customers and horsedrawn vehicles
Nicholson Street, Fitzroy by Henry Gritten( Visual )

1 edition published in 1864 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Henry Gritten : artist file : by Henry Gritten( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Assembled artist file includes b & w photographs, reproductions from books and auction catalogs, and in some cases, negatives. Items may include full views, details, before and after restoration views, etc. Documentation may include artist name, title of work, medium, dimensions, provenance, exhibition history, related works, previous attributions, and bibliography
Rickett's Point 1868 by Henry Gritten( )

1 edition published in 1868 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Shows the coastline, small sailing boat, two men walking in near right foreground of painting
Sandridge (Vic.) by Henry C Gritten( Visual )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[Paintings held at the National Gallery of Victoria] by Henry C Gritten( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[Sandridge] by Henry Gritten( Visual )

1 edition published in 1866 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[Melbourne from the Botanic Gardens] by Henry C Gritten( Visual )

1 edition published in 1867 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

There are two versions of this painting held by the Library, and the National Gallery of Victoria holds another. In this version, Gritten depicts the growing city from a favoured vantage point near the intersection of the present-day Clowes and Anderson streets in South Yarra. The pleasing arrangement of nature, shown in the formal garden beds, is evidence of Ferdinand von Mueller's design and planning which provide an appropriate setting for well-dressed citizens to take the air. From this viewpoint, Gritten depicts the city with a celestial light shining down upon the burgeoning metropolis. Henry Gritten exhibited works at the Royal Academy in London between 1835 and 1849. After arriving in Australia in 1853, he travelled to Tasmania where he produced a series of more or less similar scenes of Hobart. Often repeating his most popular works with only minor variations, Gritten also worked up paintings based on other people's sketches. One example in the Library's collection is Shoalhaven Gullies, which was based on a sketch by Robert Hoddle. Gritten was a founding member of the Victorian Academy of Arts and was represented at its inaugural exhibition in 1870
 
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Alternative Names
Gritten, H. (Henry), 1818-1873

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English (12)