C1890

A Chain Gang.

C1890 engraved view of a convict gang based on an earlier engraving by James Backhouse.  Very few surviving images of government convicts in the colonial period were made. Invariably the worst offending convicts were assigned to hard labour on road … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

A Chain Gang.

Date:

C1890

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

165mm 
x 90mm
AUTHENTICITY
A Chain Gang. - Antique Print from 1890

Genuine antique
dated:

1890

Description:

C1890 engraved view of a convict gang based on an earlier engraving by James Backhouse. 

Very few surviving images of government convicts in the colonial period were made. Invariably the worst offending convicts were assigned to hard labour on road gangs. There exists an earlier engraving of this same subject made by Charles Bruce’s in C1831 that is also probably based on Backhouses’s original sketch.

James Backhouse (1794 - 1869)

Backhouse was a sketcher, naturalist and Quaker missionary who extensively travelled the colony on foot and made a record of his journey in. He gave a valuable herbarium collected in Australia to the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew.

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