C1880

Fairy-Land in Australia. - A Christmas Dream.

Wonderful image of fairies and water babies, with fruit bats in the moon lit sky. This engraving was made twenty four years before Ida Outhwaite published her first illustration and nine years before May Gibbs was published. Rare engraving from … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Fairy-Land in Australia. – A Christmas Dream.

Date:

C1880

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

315mm 
x 213mm

Frame Size: 

550mm 
x 450mm
AUTHENTICITY
Fairy-Land in Australia. - A Christmas Dream. - Antique Print from 1880

Genuine antique
dated:

1880

Description:

Wonderful image of fairies and water babies, with fruit bats in the moon lit sky. This engraving was made twenty four years before Ida Outhwaite published her first illustration and nine years before May Gibbs was published.

Rare engraving from the original edition of the Illustrated Sydney News.

Arthur Collingridge de Tourcey (1853 - 1907)

Collingridge was a painter, illustrator and teacher who became staff artist for the Illustrated London News and The Graphic both very successful London newspapers, before emigrating to Australia. He was one of several sons in an old Catholic family from Godington Manor, Oxfordshire. Like his brother George , he mostly dropped the 'de Tourcey’ in Australia. came to Sydney in 1879 where he worked as an illustrator for the Sydney Mail , the Town and Country Journal. He founded the New South Wales Art Society and was staff artist of the Illustrated Sydney News. Collingridge exhibited widely, mainly in New South Wales and was a founding member of the Royal Art Society of NSW 1880.

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