C1886

Antony Van Diemen.

Colonial engrave, capital of the Dutch East Indies. On the voyage out, the East Indiaman Mauritius inadvertently put in on unknown coast of Australia. Governor Jan Pieterszoon Coen found van Diemen to be a talented official and by 1626 he … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Antony Van Diemen.

Date:

C1886

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Engraving.

Image Size: 

133mm 
x 160mm
AUTHENTICITY
Antony Van Diemen. - Antique Print from 1886

Genuine antique
dated:

1886

Description:

Colonial engrave, capital of the Dutch East Indies. On the voyage out, the East Indiaman Mauritius inadvertently put in on unknown coast of Australia. Governor Jan Pieterszoon Coen found van Diemen to be a talented official and by 1626 he was Director-General of Commerce and member of the Council for the Indies. A year later he returned to the Netherlands as Admiral on the ship Deventer while on route to the Indies in 1633, Van Diemen sighted and named Amsterdam Island, after his vessel at the time, Nieuw Amsterdam. In 1635, he was appointed Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies, his appointment taking effect on 1 January 1636.  Van Diemen’s nine years as Governor-General were successful and important for both the colony and the commercial success of the Dutch East India Company. He devoted much of his energy to expanding the power of the company throughout South-East Asia. Under his rule Dutch power was established in Ceylon.  He is commemorated in the naming Van Diemen’s Land by  Abel Tasman.

William Macleod (1850 - 1929)

Colonial artist born 1850 in London arrived in Australia with his family who emigrated to join the gold rush in Victoria. Macleod trained with the Sydney artist Edmund Thomas at the Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts and was known first, as William Macleod Anderson or James Anderson. He travelled widely and won a reputation as a painter of portraits and cattle, a designer of stained-glass windows, and as illustrator with journals such as the Sydney Mail, the Australian Town and Country Journal and Queensland Punch. Macleod joined the Bulletin full time in 1886 in response to a plea from Archibald following the departure of W.H.Traill. They became joint owners in 1887, Macleod was the Bulletin's managing director for the next forty years. Macleod worked in a variety of art forms from stained glass to black-and-white drawing, oils, watercolour, engraving, lithography, clay modelling and sculpture. His strength was as an illustrator. In later life Macleod lived at Dunvegan, Mosman, where he painted, played bowls with zeal, and was a genial and kindly host. His works are represented in a number of institutional collections such as, in the Art Gallery of New South Wales and the National Gallery of Australia.

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