Young and Jackson's gets a lick of paint. Subtitle "painter loses his head."

geof

Joined September 2010

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Young and Jackson hotel, one of the best known buildings in Victoria, and listed in the Victorian Heritage register, was built by John Batman in 1837 as a residence. According to Wikipedia, it is an amalgamation of 5 separate buildings. Young and Jackson’s is home to the nude painting, Chloe, which hung in the National Gallery of Victoria until the shrill protests of Melbourne’s moral guardians of the time, had it booted out after only 3 weeks, in 1883. Legend has it that the young woman who sat ( “stood” in the altogether) for the painting, suicided before she was much older. This information comes from Wikipedia, but is fairly well known by Victorians. It’s an outstanding story, going back to the foundation of the state and surely would make a magnificent movie script. Photo taken 12.09.2012

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