C1886

Circular Head [Stanley]

Fine colonial engraving of The Nut, Stanley, Tasmania. In 1825 the Van Diemen’s Land Company was granted land in north-western Van Diemen’s Land, including the Stanley area. The site was originally called Circular Head, named after Lord Stanley, the British … Read Full Description

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S/N: PAA-2495-TC–199770
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Full Title:

Circular Head [Stanley]

Date:

C1886

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

180mm 
x 120mm
AUTHENTICITY
Circular Head [Stanley] - Antique Print from 1886

Genuine antique
dated:

1886

Description:

Fine colonial engraving of The Nut, Stanley, Tasmania.

In 1825 the Van Diemen’s Land Company was granted land in north-western Van Diemen’s Land, including the Stanley area. The site was originally called Circular Head, named after Lord Stanley, the British Secretary of State for War and the Colonies in the 1830s and 1840s.  A port opened in 1827 and the first school opened in 1841. Stanley officially became a town in 1842 and by 1843 more than 8,000 acres had been sold or leased to almost 70 people. The Post Office opened on 1 July 1845 and was known as Circular Head post office until 1882.

Frederic B. Schell (1838 - 1900)

Schell was an American employed as the senior artist on the most ambitious colonial publication ever attempetd, The Picturesque Atlas of Australasia. He arrived in Sydney with two other American artists, W.T. Smedley and W. C. Fitler, plus a number of engravers including Horace Baker. When Phil May returned to England in 1888 Schell accompanied him. The Grafton Gallery 'Exhibition of Australian Art in London’ 1898 included F.B. Schell, cat.250, 'Junction of the Murray and Darling Rivers, N.S.W.’, cat.254, 'Hamilton Reach, Brisbane’, cat. 255, 'Sydney Harbour, N.S.W.’, lent by the Trustees of Sydney Gallery. He is represented in a number of institutional collections.

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