Landing Through the Surf, Norfolk Island.

Title: Landing Through the Surf, Norfolk Island.
Date: C1886
Artist: Frederick B. Schell (1838-1900)
Image Size: 130mm x 180mm (5.12" x 7.09")
Technique: Hand coloured engraving.
Condition: In good condition.
Stock Number: PAA PI NOR 3698 (NIH) (C009)

Engraved view of the precarious landing in colonial times on the island.


Frederic B. Schell (1838-1900)

Schell was an American employed as the senior artiston the most ambitious colonial publication ever attempetd,The Picturesque Atlas of Australasia. He arrived in Sydney with two other American artists, W.T. Smedley and W. C. Fitler, plus a number of engravers including Horace Baker. When Phil May returned to England in 1888 Schell accompanied him.

The Grafton Gallery 'Exhibition of Australian Art in London’ 1898 included F.B. Schell, cat.250, 'Junction of the Murray and Darling Rivers, N.S.W.’, cat.254, 'Hamilton Reach, Brisbane’, cat. 255, 'Sydney Harbour, N.S.W.’,  lent by the Trustees of Sydney Gallery.

He is represented in a number of institutional collections.