C1870

Boxing day in New South Wales

Wonderful scene of people celebrating Boxing Day,  the festive day after Christmas, traditionally a day on which servants and tradespeople enjoyed a day off. The poor were also given gifts. From the original edition of the Illustrated Sydney News.

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Full Title:

Boxing day in New South Wales

Date:

C1870

Condition:

In good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

505mm 
x 375mm
AUTHENTICITY
Boxing day in New South Wales - Antique Print from 1870

Genuine antique
dated:

1870

Description:

Wonderful scene of people celebrating Boxing Day,  the festive day after Christmas, traditionally a day on which servants and tradespeople enjoyed a day off. The poor were also given gifts.

From the original edition of the Illustrated Sydney News.

Samuel Calvert (1828 - 1913)

Samuel Calvert (1828-1913) English painter and engraver who moved to Adelaide after his older brothers John and William migrated to South Australia in 1843. By 1850 Calvert had set up on his own account in King William Street then then moved to Melbourne as an engraver in 1853. He was a prolific and left a large body of work.

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