Panel: The German triumphal arch in Melbourne
- Artist/s name
- ivory, Blackwood, Ebony, other timbers, glass
- 55.8 x 55.7 x 10.5 cm (framed)
- Place/s of Execution
- Melbourne, Victoria
- Accession Number
- Credit Line
- National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented through the NGV Foundation by Mrs Susan B. Morgan, Member, 2002
- Gallery location
- Not on display
- About the work
Otto Bettmann was one of the highly skilled German craftsmen who made a significant impact on architecture and interior design in Melbourne in the late nineteenth century.
Panel: The German triumphal arch in Melbourne 1901 features the triumphal arch designed by J. A. B. Koch and erected in Collins Street by the German community of Melbourne for the Federation celebrations of 1901.
Bettmann’s triumphal arch is carved in ivory and mounted on an ebony console inscribed (in German) ‘Dedicated to the architect of the German triumphal arch in Melbourne, Mr J. A. B. Koch, in appreciation, by the subscribers, A.D. 1901.’