C1883

A Pic-nic Party at Bowenfels, Blue Mountains.

Very rare engraving of a picnicking party at Bowenfels, Blue Mountains. From the original edition of The Australian Graphic. Incredibly, this newspaper used glass for all the engraving plates which the proprietors claimed, reduced the cost by 2/3 from the … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

A Pic-nic Party at Bowenfels, Blue Mountains.

Date:

C1883

Artist:

Unknown

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Engraving printed from a glass plate

Image Size: 

340mm 
x 232mm

Paper Size: 

403mm 
x 273mm
AUTHENTICITY
A Pic-nic Party at Bowenfels, Blue Mountains. - Antique Print from 1883

Genuine antique
dated:

1883

Description:

Very rare engraving of a picnicking party at Bowenfels, Blue Mountains.

From the original edition of The Australian Graphic.

Incredibly, this newspaper used glass for all the engraving plates which the proprietors claimed, reduced the cost by 2/3 from the traditional method of using wood engravings. They stated, that the glass plates didn’t break with the pressure of the printing press, were easy and quick for the artist to create, being able to apply their designs directly onto the glass and that the plates didn’t wear.

Only institution to hold a copy is the State Library of New South Wales.

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