Eliezer Levi Montefiore (1820-94) Australia

Biographical Information

Born in the West Indies in 1820, Eliezer Montefiore arrived in Australia in 1843, settling first in Adelaide before moving to Melbourne in 1849 and becoming an insurance executive. In 1870 he helped to form the Victorian Academy of Art and became a trustee of the National Gallery of Victoria. In 1871 he settled in Sydney where he formed the New South Wales Academy of Art and, in 1874, became one of the original trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Principally a black and white artist, he was one of Australia's first etchers. Montefiore died in Sydney in 1894. Edit or add to this biography

Market Information

Melbourne from the Falls, 1837
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Melbourne from the Falls, 1837
Etching, 18 x 13 cm
Australian Artefacts and Historical Collectables, Mossgreen Auctions, Melbourne.
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Sketch of Ludwig Leichhardt
Ink drawing, 16.5 x 11.5 cm
Australian Paintings, Leonard Joel, Melbourne.
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Reclining Nude
Oil on board, 49 x 67 cm
Australian & Foreign Paintings, William S. Ellenden, Sydney.
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