Young & Jackson's
Lonely Planet review for Young & Jackson's
Across the street from Flinders Street Station is a pub known for more than beer (which it's been serving up since 1861); it's known for its painting of pre-pubescent Chloe. Painted by Jules Joseph Lefebvre, her yearning gaze, cast over her shoulder and out of the frame, was a hit at the Paris Salon of 1875. The painting caused an outcry in the pursed-lipped provincial Melbourne, however, and was removed from display at the National Gallery of Victoria. Eventually bought by publican and 'art lover' Henry Figsby Young in 1909, Chloe found an appreciative audience and permanent home at this pub.