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No 75 Autumn 2005

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The La Trobe Journal

is published by the State Library of Victoria Foundation twice yearly in Autumn and Spring. Formerly the La Trobe Library Journal, it was published from 1968 to 1997 by the Friends of the State Library (now amalgamated with the State Library of Victoria Foundation).
Editorial Committee: John Barnes (editor), Sandra Burt (assistant to editor), John Arnold, Morton Browne, Shane Carmody, Anne Colman, Des Cowley, Paul Fox, Yvonne Hurley, Wallace Kirsop.
Administrative assistant: Joanne Halpin.
Editorial address: Editor, The La Trobe Journal, State Library of Victoria Foundation, 328 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000. E-mail:
Contributions are invited on scholarly topics and are subject to refereeing.
Opinions expressed in The La Trobe Journal are those of the individual contributors and no responsibility is accepted for them by the Editorial Committee or the State Library of Victoria Foundation.
Copyright of material published in The La Trobe Journal is vested in the author, except where stated otherwise.
Members of the State Library of Victoria Foundation receive The La Trobe Journal free as part of their membership. Details of membership are given on the inside back cover. Subscriptions are not available to non-members.
Single copies (when available) may be purchased online through the Library Shop ( or directly from the State Library (ask at Foyer Desk).
All photographs in this number of The La Trobe Journal are from the State Library of Victoria, unless stated otherwise. Library photography is by the Photographic Unit of the State Library.
Cover: William Strutt, artist. Black Thursday, Feburary 6th 1851. [1864]. Oil on canvas. H28049. La Trobe Picture Collection. Detail photographed by the State Library of Victoria Photographic Unit. William Strutt (1825–1915) spent eleven years in Victoria, arriving in July 1850. He visited areas devastated by the fires of “Black Thursday”, 6 February 1851, making sketches; but the painting was not completed until after his return to England.
The La Trobe Journal
No. 75 Autumn 2005


From the Editorial Chair
Kathleen M. Fennessy For “Love of Art”: The Museum of Art and Picture Gallery at the Melbourne Public Library 1860–70 5
Shane Carmody History Through Art: Paintings at the State Library 21
Madeleine Say Black Thursday: William Strutt's “Itinerant Picture' 27
Selected Paintings from the Cowen Gallery 35
Virginia Dahlenburg Conserving the Paintings at the State Library 43
Madeleine Say Robert Hoddle and Nineteenth-Century Genre Painting 49
Anne Colman Buvelot, the Migrant Artist: Interpreting New Worlds in Brazil and Australia 63
Anne Neale A Note on Edward La Trobe Bateman's The Old Stockman's Hut 73
Caroline Jordan “Fletcher's of Collins Street”: Melbourne's Leading Nineteenth-Century Art Dealer, Alexander Fletcher 77
Olga Tsara The Art of Revolution: Political Posters in the Red Planet Archive 94
The La Trobe Journal is edited by John Barnes, assisted by Sandra Burt, and is published twice a year by the State Library of Victoria Foundation.
ISSN 1441-3760