C1886

Boundary Rider.

Colonial engraving of a ‘boundary rider in outback Australia. Boundary riders were employed to ride round the fences etc of a cattle or sheep station and kept them in good order. References: Ferguson, J. A. Bibliography of Australia Volumes 1-8, … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Boundary Rider.

Date:

C1886

Condition:

In good condition

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

105mm 
x 150mm
AUTHENTICITY
Boundary Rider. - Antique Print from 1886

Genuine antique
dated:

1886

Description:

Colonial engraving of a ‘boundary rider in outback Australia. Boundary riders were employed to ride round the fences etc of a cattle or sheep station and kept them in good order.

References:
Ferguson, J. A. Bibliography of Australia Volumes 1-8, Canberra 1976 9829g.
Hughes-d’Aeth, T. Paper Nation : The Story of the Picturesque Atlas of Australia. Melbourne 2001.

Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 1654251
National Gallery Australia: LEGACY ID 34588
Royal Collection Trust UK: RCIN 1046852
Getty Museum Los Angeles: Object name: 1218593
State Library New South Wales: RECORD IDENTIFIER 74VvDRQZXzWd
State Library Victoria: CCF 919.4 G19

G.R.A. - George Rossi Ashton (1857 - 1942)

Ashton studied at the South Kensington School of Art and became a black-and-white illustrator for the London Graphic. In 1877-78 he represented the Illustrated London News at the Kaffir war and next year joined Julian on the Illustrated Australian News in Melbourne; together they covered the capture of the Kelly gang at Glenrowan. He was among the first sketch-artists of the Bulletin, drew also for the Australasian Sketcher, the Illustrated Sydney News and the Picturesque Atlas of Australasia, and was art editor and artist for Victoria and its Metropolis. In 1886-88 he was a member of the Art Society of New South Wales and the Australian Artists' Association (Victoria). In 1893 he returned to England where he continued to illustrate for various papers and toured music-halls with a lightning-sketch routine.

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