C1867

Cataracts Near Launceston Tasmania.

Rare and important lithograph of Cataract Gorge, Launceston, by Eugene von Guerard (1811-1901), one of Australia’s most important colonial  artists. From Guerard’s, Eugene von Guerard’s Australian Landscapes. Before the South Esk, rising at a much greater elevation than the Tamar, effects a … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Cataracts Near Launceston Tasmania.

Date:

C1867

Engraver:

Hamel & Ferguson. 

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Lithograph printed in colour.

Image Size: 

490mm 
x 320mm

Paper Size: 

580mm 
x 456mm
AUTHENTICITY
Cataracts Near Launceston Tasmania. - Antique View from 1867

Genuine antique
dated:

1867

Description:

Rare and important lithograph of Cataract Gorge, Launceston, by Eugene von Guerard (1811-1901), one of Australia’s most important colonial  artists.

From Guerard’s, Eugene von Guerard’s Australian Landscapes.

Before the South Esk, rising at a much greater elevation than the Tamar, effects a junction with the latter river, it descends a series of cataracts, the last of which is depicted in the accompanying engraving. Eugene von Guerard

References:
Ferguson, J. A. Bibliography of Australia Volumes 1-8, Canberra 1976: 10134a.
Wantrup, J. Australian Rare Books. Sydney 1987: pp.330-331, 257.


Eugene von Guerard (1811 - 1901)

Guerard was a born in Vienna and he exhibited an artistic talent from an early age. He toured Italy with his father studying the art of the old masters. In 1838 he studied landscape painting at the Dusseldorf Academy where he engrossed himself in the German Romantic Landscape tradition, exemplified by the art of Caspar David Friedrich. As a result, von Guerard’s paintings, sketches and lithographs of Australia are not simply topographical but rather aim to create awe-inspiring imagery in the pursuit of the sublime and picturesque. By the 1860’s von Guerard was recognised as the foremost landscape artist in the Australian colonies. His strong geometric compositions and forms were highly unique in comparison to his contemporaries in the context of Australian illustrations. In 1870 he was appointed the First Master of the School of Painting at the National Gallery of Victoria, where he influenced and trained artists for the next 11 years. Von Guerard unlike his contemporaries did not produce many lithographs, although Australian Landscapes, are considered to be some of the finest illustrations of Australian landscapes. These lithographs are represented in all major Australian institutional collections.

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